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Remedies For Left Atrial Enlargement
Atrial flutter what effective treatment do you advice also with left brendle branch block thank you?
Meds: Many meds can be effective -- talk with your cardiologist -- you also may need to be on anticoagulation. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my mother suffer with left atrial myxoma size is 30.25*20..80 what is the best treatment?
Only 1 treatment: There is only one treatment - surgical resection. Period. ...Read more
Depends... : Treatment of a flutter depends on the type of flutter (typical or atypical), whether it's the 1st episode, the age of the patient, the presence or absence of underlying heart disease, and patient's personal preferences (more medications vs. Procedural approach (ablation). Ablation is an excellent option for typical flutter. You should discuss this with your doctor or an electrophysiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends : it depends on how many other diseases you have. For the people with the highest risk, it can cause strokes, which can be deadly. Anyone with this condition needs to see a Cardiologist. ...Read more
Atrial fibrillation: Afib is a rapid irregular heart rhythm which can decrease heart efficiency as much as 20% in some patients. It can also be associated with clotting and clots travelling around the body to cause stroke or other problems. Some people have atrial fibrillation as their normal rhythm. We use drugs to control rate, rhythm and if not successful, ablation therapy by electrophysiologist. ...Read more
Yes: Vagal-mediated atrial fibrillation typically occurs at night while people are sleeping or may occur when drinking something cold or going to the bathroom. An antiarrhythmic called norpace, or disopyramide, works well in this situation, as it has anti-vagal properties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is ablation is better than medical treatment of atrial fibrilation knowing that im controlled on multaq?
Both are effective: Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation is reserved for the management of patients who have breakthrough atrial fibrillation spells despite treatment with arrhythmia meds like multaq. Atrial fibrillation is a disease of aging, and it is not unusual for patients who are controlled on medications for months or years to eventually require an ablation procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been to the ER for a rapid heartbeat. Sometimes it's diagnosed as sinus tachycardia and sometimes atrial fibrillation. I have tried cardyzeme and metopral without much success. What happens if i don't seek treatment next time?
I : I agree with dr. Guyton's excellent and thorough answer and would like to emphasize that with atrial fibrillation there are two main issues: 1) heart rate - a fast heart rate is typically what most people present with, and typically can be managed with medications to control heart rate such as the two you described, although there are others. Sustained high heart rates are not good for the heart, but as long as you are not having chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, or loss of consciousness then you can call your physician before rushing to the er. 2) stroke - afib presents a very real increase risk of stroke if not properly treated. For this reason, an accurate diagnosis is a must, and if it is indeed afib the you should discuss with your physician whether you are high enough risk to require blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) or pradaxa. This is a long term risk so can be discussed in the outpatient setting with your docotor or a cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: All catheter-based techniques are considered minimally invasive. Conventional techniques are up to 75% effective though multiple procedures are frequently required. There is a mini-thoracotomy procedure they can do with slightly improved efficacy over this but it involves making a lot of scar tissue around the left atrium; we usually reserve that for people needing other procedures in the chest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May atrial flutter can be normal for forever with shock cardioversion treatment? or it just temporaly?
Mobile echodensity visualized on the right atrial lead, adjacent to insertion into the right atrial appendage.Would this be a thrombus? Treatment?
Very likely; see doc: From the sounds of it, the "atrial lead" is from a pacemaker, indicating some prior problem with the heart rhythm. Mobile echodensity, which is the usual description of a thrombus, can arise in RAA from arrhythmias. Usual treatment is blood thinners & careful observation (in case stroke symptoms develop). Talk to your cardiologist to see if surgery is possible. Use HealthTap Prime for specifics.GL ...Read more
Could you suggest treatment for congenital heart disease with atrial septial defect for a man aged 39?
Depending on size: Treatment of (ASD) is dependent on its size, whether there is significant flow across it, and the location within the atrial septum. If it's a significant defect then treatment is either surgical with open heart surgery, or transcatheter device closure if the defect meets the required criteria. If it's a small defect with no right heart chamber dilatation then typically no treatment is needed. ...Read more
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