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Side Effects After A Cardiac Catheterization
2 main ones: The 2 main problems with stents after placement are: 1) stent thrombosis where the stent clots off abruptly causing heart attack and risk of death, and 2) renarrowing of the stent. Renarrowing occurs in 5% of medicated stents and approximately 20% of unmedicated stents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is a procedure where narrow, flexible tubes are inserted into a peripheral artery through a cut in the skin, and advanced to the heart. Dye can be injected through the catheters into the arteries of the heart to look for blockages ("angiogram"), or to measure pressure within the cardiac chambers ("right heart cath"). Arteries can be opened with balloons/stents at the ...Read more
A few: Dipyrmiadole is a vasodilating med used in stress testing. Common side effects include flushing, shortness of breath, chest pain and drop in blood pressure. The side effects can be reversed with IV aminophylline. Over all risk is generally low but another agent might be better to use in those with COPD and active asthma(should be avoided) as well as those with slow heart rates or heart block. ...Read more
Is Xanax (alprazolam) or ativan safer for long term use? & would either of these have the possibility to cause any cardiac effects like cardiac arrest? I
Xanax/Ativan: Not recommended for long-term use. If u r already prescribed one or the other, keeping the dose therapeutic & as prescribed, should not harm your cardiovascular system. I would recommend talking to your prescribing doc. About alternate medications for anxiety if u will be using long-term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: There are some small pulmonary aneurysms related to inflammation that can bleed and be dangerous. Some " pulmonary aneurysms " are dilated and do not change and remain asymptomatic. Follow with ct did you mean pulmonary embolism? That has been asked and answered before. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Old man with sudden left side chest pain for 30 min, died after minutes.investigations show narrowing and obstruction of CA,is it cardiac arrythmia ?
MI: Assuming the patient had a myocardial infarction, the timing suggests the actual death event was an arrhythmia. Massive infarction can have a hemodynamic death but usually this takes a bit longer. Another rapid cause of death with MI is cardiac rupture. All these are possibilities with what is presented. ...Read more
After how long a patient may start experiencing side effects like muscle weakness from statins use?
Statin myopathy: Statin myopathy comes in a variety of different forms, but most typically patients will be on a statin for at least several months and up to a year before developing symptoms, although there are cases where symptoms have been revealed in a month. This distinct to the specific autoimmune syndrome which is necrotizing and associated with specific antibodies. ...Read more
Life expectancy of a 59-year-old male, type 1 diabetic after receiving a right coronary artery stent, while having the other side of heart scarred..?
If someone is withdrawing from opiates with a heart rate of 44 after undergoing a Cath operation, what are the consequences of not taking a opiate ?
Opiate= little death: Unfortunately, the stage was set for opiate withdrawal BEFORE the cath operation. (This is the danger of taking opiates when you don't need it!) As uncomfortable as it is, withdrawal will not kill the pt. Not taking opiate will improve heart rate, oxygen delivery, thinking. TAKING an opiate during withdrawal, while it may alleviate some pain, comes with a host of problems that COULD kill the pt.GL ...Read more
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During cardiac MRA perfusion stress scan with injection of adenosine would they see any immediate issues? 3 weeks for a report feels like eternity!
Call your doctor: I agree this is a long time to wait. You should call your doctors office to find out if they have received the test results. ...Read more
The risks are very: low in experienced hands. Published studies would suggest that perforation is less than 0.2% (1 in 500). This is a treatable complication and unlikely to contribute to any long term issues or mortality. This risk is considerably lower than a risk from recurrent VT. ...Read more
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Husband is feeling foggy and shakey 3 days after anaphylactic shock er treatment. Is this a possible side effect of the epi or steroids administered?
Possible,: the epinephrine side effects would wear off faster, it may be the steroids and the after effect of the anaphylactic shock. You want to keep an eye on his blood pressure, and see his doctor for evaluation and reassurance, later you need an appointment with an allergist/ immunologist for assessment and ways to avoid another attack, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist, best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Intravenous Zofran for nausea/vomiting cause Cardiac arrest or ventricular arrhythmia? Is it safe for heart patients with ven. arrhythmia?
I am scheduled for lithotripsy soon but read long term side effects may include diabetes ii, hypertension & renal damage. I'm terrified. Is this true?
Unlikely.: Most long-term studies have not demonstrated any increased risk for the diseases that you mentioned. Eswl has been used extensively worldwide for over 25 years without report of adverse events. ...Read more
After long term use of terbutaline (8 weeks) can the drug leave lasting side effect of tachycardia, shortness of breathe, etc.?
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