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Therapy Precautions Cardiomyopathy
Just: Not over erxercise.Get a more detailed answer ›
It might: It is a very expensive trreatment but its greatest benefit is treating spinal injury asap. Read my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" you can google. Oxygen is the very root of energy metabolism and a great deal of energy is required for healing. But, like everything else, it has to be dosed. Too much oxygen is as bad as too little. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Post mitral valve repair surgery w/ diag of exercise induced PHTN: Does this generally worsen to overall PHTN? With or w/o treatment? statistics?
PHTN: One of the purposes of your mitral valve surgery was to correct the cause of your pulmonary hypertension, so you HAVE been treated. Exercise will make it worse, just as exercise raises systemic BP. Over time, as your heart remodels from your surgery, one hopes that the pHTN will improve and/or resolve but only time will tell. You should repeat your echo in 6 months to a year. ...Read more
V58.83: Use v58.83, “encounter for therapeutic drug monitoring, ” for the primary diagnosis followed by v58.61, “long-term current use of anticoagulants, ” and v43.3 for the heart valve. Codes v58.61 and v43.3 are designated for use as secondary diagnosis codes only. ...Read more
Cardiac arrest: Hypothermia doesn't treat cardiac arrest. If the patient has been resuscitated from cardiac arrest and is now alive, hypothermia can help improve eventual survival to hospital discharge and with better function assuming survival. How effective it is, is still an open question. ...Read more
Depends: Usually, CHF pts will need to be treated daily for life but there are exceptions depending on the cause of the chf, the severity of the symptoms, and whther there were extraneous factors that caused a flare of symptoms. Please note: if this is about you, chewing tobacco is very dangerous in the presence of CHF (can precipitate dangerous arrhythmias). ...Read more
CPR: less than 10% of people with cardiac arrest and CPR survive overall. After 10 min of CPR survival is miniscule. Early CPR and defibrillation within less than 4-5min give the best outcomes. Las Vegas casinos with abundant automated defibrillators, trained staff and people watching on monitors have the fastest response and best results. ...Read more
Endocarditis: The combination of ampicillen and gentamycin can be an effective treatment for enterococcal endocarditis. ...Read more
Coumadin (warfarin): There are different anticoagulants out there with different indications. I will just make the assumption you are talking about warfarin. In which case foods that are high in vitamin K like liver, leafy green vegetables, or vegetable oils can make Coumadin less effective. ...Read more
Names of most suitable ssri antidepressant needed for multiinfarct stroke dementia patient, 67, with minor congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, diabetes. Dosage and duration info appreciated.
SSRIs: There is some evidence that ssris help with post stroke remodeling where the brain works on regrowing connections between brain areas that were not killed by the stroke. There is also evidence they help prevent post stroke depression that is very common. Not much reason to think one ssri is better than another. See your prescriber for specific dosage recommendations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can occupational therapy or talk therapy help a person with Alzheimer/Schizophrenia, Diabetic Neuropathy, Pacemaker and Hypertension simultaneous.
It should not: Be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will clopidogrel (7mg/day) compliment warfarin therapy for patients with CHF with a-fib? Is it really required? +dabigatran?
Binding heavy metals: Chelation is a hypothesis that there are heavy metals present that initiate and perpetuate certain disease states. By the use of certain compounds that bind up these heavy metals and allow the body to excrete them, the conditions can be stopped or even reversed. A large nih trial some years back concluded that chelation therapy was not effecacious in the treatment of coronary disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That's a tough one: If the arrest is from heart rhythm problem, then good BLS (=CPR) + defibrillation can at least temporarily save 20-60% (studies vary a LOT). When CPR used on terminally ill pts from perceived obligation "to try," rate more like 4-8%. Combined, about 15% respond positively to get to ICU to work on fixing what caused the arrest. ...Read more
See details: Referral from your doctor, assuming there is a good reason to get to ot in the first place. ...Read more
It is part of ACLS: securing airway with the breathing tube is the recognized part of the Advanced Cardiac Life Support algorithm, i.e. it is very effective. However, cardiac arrest per se in adults often happens due to abnormal electrical activity in the heart and that is why defibrillators, whether in the healthcare facilities or for public use, are recommended to be used first. ...Read more
No: Only if they have bradycardia arrythmias.Get a more detailed answer ›
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