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Svt In Pregnancy Treatment
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
In the event of an early ectopic pregnancy diagnosis, what are the available treatment options before surgery? Thank you.
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.: Vaginal infection should be treated as early as possible . Most of the treatment are topical. Therefore it is not systemic and not harmful to the fetus. Needs to be diagnosed correctly and then treated. So please sep your OB's advise. ...Read more
SVT: Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) is the same in pregnant women as it is in any adult. The difference is not only does the woman have symptoms, the fetus may suffer as well. It is an abnormal fast heart beat, generally over 180, up to as high as 220-240. Preventive and therapeutic treatment is available for use during pregnancy. ...Read more
SVT & pregnancy: Svt, or supraventricular tachycardia can be serious in pregnancy for two reasons. First some of the meds used to treat preterm labor can cause or worsen svt. In addition, episodes of svt can lower blood pressure or cause syncope either of these can be harmful to the fetus. If you have any episodes of tachycardia, see your physician right away. ...Read more
What are the effects of sugar on a child that recently underwent cardiac ablation for supraventricular tachycardia?
Which is better warfarine or sintromfor stroke prevention in afib are those home monitor device for
Sintrom not in US: I have no experience with Sintrom & doubt that anyone on HealthTap does, as it is not used in the US. Warfarin is quite common, though in atrial fibrillation, newer drugs like Rivaroxaban are being used because they don't require INR. According to published data, Warfarin has a longer effective period (36 hr vs 10 hr) than Sintrom, & therefore less fluctuation in INR. Fingerstick INR shld be accur ...Read more
Is vt can occur in a healthy heart? Is a few seconds of vt were caught on holter is a health concern? Is vt can only be prevented by ablation?
VT is always abnl: The finding of ventricular tachycardia is always abnormal. Most typically, this is a sign that there is cardiac disease, although it can be caused by certain drugs or an electrolyte abnormality in a normal heart. Cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, cardiac ion channel disease, cardiac ischemia, congenital heart disease can all cause vt. Proper treatment depends on diagnosis, and is not always ablation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment for proteinuria in pregnancy apart from controlling high blood pressure, inducing abortion and delivery?
Medications: Antihypertensives, and occasionally, diuretics.Get a more detailed answer ›
If ablation in afib had no successful long term & amiodarone failure in73hypertensive male with paroxysmal attacks then what to do for afib?
HIV: Nothing dramatically new or different.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not sure: I am not sure i understand the question. Palpitations can occur at specific times such as late at night when you are lying down. Or they can occur after drinking coffee or alcohol. In some cases they are more common during or after exercise. Sometimes the timing helps us in treatment. (if they always occur after alcohol for instance). Then you could mean how long they last, (momentary or hours). ...Read more
P wave are not pres: P waves are not present in SVT and SVT and ST are distinguishable on EKG. P waves are due to depolarization of the atria from natural pacemaker cells in the right Atria. SVT are from pacemaker cells in the AV node (between atrium and ventricles). SVT are by nature EKG rhythms without p waves. ST is a time period between the QRS complex and the T wave. In SVT the ST period is still present. ...Read more
What is the success rate for the "firm" procedure for atrial fibrillation and are there any additional risks having it done over a normal ablation
Alternate technique: My understanding is that FIRM (focal impulse and rotor modulation) ablation is, perhaps, a more advanced ablation system using a very sophisticated catheter that, purportedly, maps locations/rotors that seemingly could trigger & sustain AF. Success up to 80% in controlling AF for 2 years is reported, better than with standard ablation. Risks should be similar. Careful case selection is important! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CATH : Unlikely you would be allowed in cath lab if pregnant. ...Read more