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How would symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) affect cardiomyopathy?

How would symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) affect cardiomyopathy?

See below: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is a treatment of lung disease and some cardiomyopathies are due to lung problems, especially sleep apnea. Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) may alleviate pulmonary symptoms and consequently alleviate the lung burden to the heart (in cardiomyopathies due to lung problems). But it usually requires also treatment such as weight loss and CPAP - positive pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Abnormality of the heart muscle which can cause heart failure or potentially lethal ...Read more


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Does chemo affect cardiomyopathy?

Does chemo affect cardiomyopathy?

It can: There are some chemotherapy medicines that carry a risk of cardiomyopathy. I don't know if you are asking if chemotherapy can cause cardiomyopathy or if chemotherapy can worsen cardiomyopathy in a patient who has cardiomyopathy already but either is possible. Discussion with your medical oncologist can allow you to have a detailed talk about the risks of any chemotherapy being planned. ...Read more

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Does the tachycardia affect cardiac muscles?

Does  the tachycardia affect cardiac muscles?

Possibly: Prolonged periods of excessive heart rates can lead to weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy). It is important to identify causes of tachycardia and initiate treatment. ...Read more

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How can advair and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) increase the risk of asthma related death?

How can advair and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) increase the risk of asthma related death?

See below: Long acting beta agonists (labas) are not to be used for except in patients where their asthma has not been adequately controlled with an inhaled steroid. It increases the risk of death otherwise per reports. Why? There are many reasons which could include: mistaking using the med during an acute asthma attack, hypersensitivity to either of the drugs or milk products, cardiac arrhythmia, & other. ...Read more

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Does cipralex affect heart rythmn?

Does cipralex affect heart rythmn?

Yes: Cipralex or Lexapro (escitalopram) is associated with dose depended qt interval prolongation and should not be used in those with cong. Long qt syndrome or known pre-existing qt interval prolongation or in combination with other medicines that prolong qt interval.It can precipitate malignant arrhythmia and sudden death! ...Read more

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Does adrenaline affect heart rate?

Does adrenaline affect heart rate?

Very much: Very much. That is why under extreme circumstances, specially dangerous one your body produces it to keep you very alert with increase heart rate. ...Read more

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Does asthma inhaler symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and haldol, olanzapine interact with each other?

Does asthma inhaler symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and haldol, olanzapine interact with each other?

Pharmacist can check: I don't believe the combined use of those 3 medications are contraindicated. I would discuss it with either the prescribing physician and/or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Will Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) significantly affect a methacholine challenge?

Will Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) significantly affect a methacholine challenge?

Yes: Should meds be stopped before a methacholine challenge? Yes. A methacholine challenge is used to diagnose asthma. Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is a combination medication with a long-acting beta agonist and a steroid. Long-acting beta agonists should be stopped prior to testing for accurate results. Speak with your doctor to find out exactly how long you need to be off prior to testing (usually 2 days). ...Read more

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Does advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) 500/50 prevent asthma attacks?

Does advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) 500/50 prevent asthma attacks?

Yes: This is a combination "controller" medication for preventing asthma attacks and for improving overall respiration between attacks. It is for moderate to severe cases and should be used only under the guidance of a physician. ...Read more

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Could cardiotonic steroids which are given to treat congestive heart failure affect neurons?

Could cardiotonic steroids which are given to treat congestive heart failure affect neurons?

Uh-uh: "Cardiotonic steorids" are not used for CHF. Please name the specific drug. ...Read more

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Could smoking affect pulmonary atresia?

Could smoking affect pulmonary atresia?

Smoking : Smoking adversely effects many parts of the body. The organs that are mostly effected are obviously the lungs. Damaging the lungs with smoking can cause pulmonary hypertension, having pulmonary atresia as an already existing problem the two can become exponentially worse and if severe can cause right heart failure. ...Read more

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Why can Rheumatism affect heart valves?

Why can Rheumatism affect heart valves?

Yes: This article will help clarify: http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/comorbidities/heart-disease/ra-and-your-heart.php

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Does pulmonary hypertension affect all races at similar rates?

Does pulmonary hypertension affect all races at similar rates?

Complicated: I'm assuming you're referring to idiopathic or primary pulmonary hypertension? I don't think there has ever been a world wide study - most studies include a registry in their own country, so i don't think the answer to your question is known. There are genetic factors so the incidence may well be different in different races. ...Read more

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Will Methaphetmine use with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cause heart failure?

Will Methaphetmine use with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cause heart failure?

Could: This is like pouring gasoline on a fire. This takes a heart muscle that is wearing out and stimulates it to work harder. To me its just another way to commit suicide. ...Read more

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Can a concave chest affect asthma attack?

Can a concave chest affect asthma attack?

It depends...: A concave chest, also known as a pectus deformity, can cause diminished lung function if severe. Usually however, a pectus deformity does not contribute to an asthma attack. It would be helpful to have lung function evaluated before and during an episode to know what the difference is and whether further evaluation by a chest wall surgeon should be pursued. ...Read more