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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Univasc (Overview)

Univasc is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Inactive sarcoid dx.-12mm subcar. Lymph-1cm bil. Hilar. 1yr CT shows subc. Node is 1.5cm-rt bil. Hilar is 1.7cm, -left hilar is1.3cm. Active sarcoid?

Inactive sarcoid dx.-12mm subcar. Lymph-1cm bil. Hilar. 1yr CT shows subc. Node is 1.5cm-rt bil. Hilar is 1.7cm, -left hilar is1.3cm.  Active sarcoid?

Possibly: There are also questions of plane of focus for imaging. When you have the test taken, you may be a few millimeters off in your breathing or how you are lying. So, anything that has only a few millimeter change may not be significant. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Univasc (Overview)

Univasc is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Lisinopril versus moexipril?

Lisinopril versus moexipril?

About the same: These medications are about equivalent although the makers of Moexipril claim better tissue penetration. Drugs in this class of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor are effective. ...Read more

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Cardiac vs pulmonary htn difference?

Cardiac vs pulmonary htn difference?

Location: The scales are the same, but regular hypertension is the blood pressure recorded on your arm or wrist cuff. The lungs typically are at a much lower pressure (20-30 mmhg) than the arms (120-140 mmhg). Pulmonary hypertension causes symptoms of heart failure, shortness of breath, and swelling of the legs. Regular essential hypertension is a risk factor for stroke and heart diseae. ...Read more

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Cerebrovascular Duplex Scan reveals bilateral homogeneous plaque present in carotid bulbs. No evidence stenosis/plaque in ICA. Lower stroke risk?

Cerebrovascular Duplex Scan reveals bilateral homogeneous plaque present in carotid bulbs. No evidence stenosis/plaque in ICA. Lower stroke risk?

Carotid duplex: Im glad you have favorable findings but the presence of plaque signifies atherosclerosis and a small risk of stroke that can be lowered by medical intervention;,so discuss this with your provider ...Read more

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How effective is amlodipine (Norvasc) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is amlodipine (Norvasc) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

Indirect: Norvasc (amlodipine) is a calcium channel blocker type of blood pressure medication. It's purpose is to treat and control hypertension. High blood pressure can contribute to the development and worsening of CAD among many other factors so the medication is only indirectly helping to treat CAD. Diet, exercise, and not smoking are all effective in helping combat and even preventing CAD for most people. ...Read more

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Angioplasty for cerebrovascular ischaemia good?

Angioplasty for cerebrovascular ischaemia good?

Yes: If you have failed medical management and are high risk for surgery, then carotid angioplasty and stenting with distal protection should be considered. Find an experienced operator and the risk of stroke during the procedure can be as low as 1%, which rivals surgery results. I have been doing carotid stents since 1999 and this procedure has helped many of my patients. ...Read more

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61healthy.MRIbrain..Multiplefoci of flairhyperintensityinbilateral subcortical whitematterare nonspecifi findingsoften seenwith chron vas isc chang

61healthy.MRIbrain..Multiplefoci of flairhyperintensityinbilateral subcortical whitematterare nonspecifi findingsoften seenwith chron vas isc chang

Common findings: These are findings that are often found in every person's MRI of the brain that hold very little significance. You can say they are the "liver spots" of the brain. ...Read more

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Define?accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia

Define?accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia

Here are some...: A 400-letter space is impossible to address many indicated subjects as questioned here. Why not type in the terms as keywords to search online? Thereby you surely gain a lot of pertinent information to feed your appetite of knowledge. Or you may just ask your doc who should be able to answer your questions to the point much easier. ...Read more

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Mibi scan shows diffuse reversible ischemia in keeping with angina?

Mibi scan shows diffuse reversible ischemia in keeping with angina?

Heart disease: Angina means chest pain caused by the heart. This usually comes from clogged arteries. As the arteries initially clog, blood can still get around the blockage and is reversible. This can eventually progress to a worsening blockage where blood can't get around it. This usually results in what is known as a heart attack. Reversible is good but it's important to prevent it from getting worse. ...Read more

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Estimada Dra: buenas noches! hasta hace unos meses tomaba sertralina 50 mg por dia para depresión. al mismo tiempo hago actividad física y me sentí?

Estimada Dra:

 buenas noches!
 hasta hace unos meses tomaba sertralina 50 mg por dia para depresión. al mismo tiempo hago actividad física y me sentí?

Sigue con ejercicio: Buenas te habla el Doctor Prieto. Setralina ( Zoloft) es un antidepresivo y conjunto a actividades fisicas diarias ayuda a aliviar la depresion! Si lo dejaste de tomar y te sientes bien , sigue con el regimen de ehercicios diarios que te aumenta las endorfinas que son tus antidepresivos naturales! ...Read more

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Ct scan false negative? 2012 renal US found 5mm solid lesion (likely aml). New US found bilateral lesions, avascular. 5mm now 7mm. New 1cm, CT normal

Ct scan false negative?  2012 renal US found 5mm solid lesion (likely aml). New US found bilateral lesions, avascular. 5mm now 7mm. New 1cm, CT normal

Renal cysts: Renal cysts are common in people over the age of 50, and are not significant. I don't know what AML stands for. A solid lesion needs a repeat study after a few months to show that it is not getting larger. You should review the CT report with your physician ...Read more

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How effective is clopidogrel (Plavix) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is clopidogrel (Plavix) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

An important tool: CLopidogrel reduces the incidence of both heart attack and stroke. TI helps by reducing the 'stickiness" of platelets which are essential for clot to form. IT is one of several drugs, including aspirin, that can function in this way. Patients who have not have stents can take either of these with good results. Patients with stents usually take both aspirin and clopidogrel for at least 3-6 months ...Read more

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Does coronary CT scan w/calcium score rule out coronary artery disease/atherosclerosis?

Does coronary CT scan w/calcium score rule out coronary artery disease/atherosclerosis?

Coronary CT: Calcium score CT doesn't rule out atherosclerosis or chance of heart attack. With that said the more calcium the more volume of plaque both calcified and noncalcified. The test can help when the need for drug therapy isn't clear. ...Read more

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Coronary Angiography report concluded;"atherosclerotic coronary artery disease showing moderate proximal LAD mixed stenotic lesion 50%"what it means?

Coronary Angiography report concluded;"atherosclerotic coronary artery disease showing moderate proximal LAD mixed stenotic lesion 50%"what it means?

Test Result: I find it is best to discuss any test result with the physician who did the test or ordered the test. They can interpret it knowing all the clinical history involved and tell you exactly what is going on. ...Read more

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Resistant pulmonary htn due to sjogrens. Norvasc (amlodipine) works but isosorbide unpredictable. Beta blocker worsens. Arb acs contraindicated ckd high K. Advice?

Resistant pulmonary htn due to sjogrens. Norvasc (amlodipine) works but isosorbide unpredictable. Beta blocker worsens. Arb acs contraindicated ckd high K. Advice?

Pulmonary HTN: There are a range of molecules available by prescription that address P HTN ;go see a cardiologist or pulmonologist that has an interest in treating this condition ...Read more

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On the Updated version(CHA2DS2-VASc) of previous Chads Vasc 2. Is Vascular Disease the same as Mital Valve Valvular Disease ,is it included in score?

On the Updated version(CHA2DS2-VASc) of previous Chads Vasc 2.
Is Vascular Disease the same as Mital
Valve Valvular Disease ,is it included
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NO. Vascular: disease refers to atherosclerotic disease. This is not the same as valvular heart disease. Mitral valvular disease is NOT part of the CHA2DS2-VASc scoring system. Neither is COPD which you appear to have. If you are identified as having Afib (awaiting your monitor) your score is zero but current recommendations and ease of usage would argue for preventative anticoagulation. Discuss with your MD. ...Read more

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Carotid artery disease, different results from duplex ultrasound vs. Ct angiogram (cta), is that possible?

Carotid artery disease, different results from duplex ultrasound vs. Ct angiogram (cta), is that possible?

Results: Because these are two different imaging modalities, it is possible to get divergent results. Generally however these two studies show congruent data. ...Read more

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Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Why flavedon mr35mg used what is the side effect?

Flavedon: Read this article first===>http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/trimetazidine. The drug is principally used now for patients with angina (heart pain) and has been shown to be effective. It should not be used if you have any movement disorders such a s restless leg syndrome or parkinson's-like neurologist symptoms. Rad the side effects and you and your doctor van decide whether its right for you. ...Read more

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Can an ace-inhibitor 20 mg. Tab be cut in half and taken twice daily, instead of one time, since it reduces (it's working) side effects in a patient?

Can an ace-inhibitor 20 mg. Tab be cut in half and taken twice daily, instead of one time, since it reduces (it's working) side effects in a patient?

Depends: I agree that twice daily dosing in clinical trials has somewhat better effects on the neuroendocrine system, however many pills are not safe to split--especially extended release formulations. It depends on the manufacturer. Aceon, mavik, (trandolapril) and univasc may be splittable ace inhibitors if you are trying to save money, but please consult your doctor first! don't split non-scored pills! ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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Lisinopril versus moexipril?

About the same: These medications are about equivalent although the makers of Moexipril claim better tissue penetration. Drugs in this class of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor are effective. ...Read more

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Which is better lisinopril versus moexipril?

Which is better lisinopril versus moexipril?

About the same: These medications are about equivalent although the makers of Moexipril claim better tissue penetration. Drugs in this class of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor are effective. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how comparable in their effectiveness are moexipril and lisinopril?

Can you tell me how comparable in their effectiveness are moexipril and lisinopril?

Comparison: they are both angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and their effectiveness is comparable. There is more data with lisinopril, it having been around longer than moexipril. ...Read more

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Depression from taking uniretic (moexipril and hydrocholorthiazide)?

Depression from taking uniretic (moexipril and hydrocholorthiazide)?

Probably not: Not a common side effect but could cause medical problems (ie liver failure) that could present as depression--run it by your doc. ...Read more

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Depression from taking uniretic (moexipril and hydrocholorthiazide)?

Depression from taking  uniretic (moexipril and hydrocholorthiazide)?

Some diuretics: Seem to be able to cause depression. Talk with your doctor about this happening with you. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

Is it free ?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Moexipril (Definition)

Moexipril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood ...Read more