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PAH: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension is a rare and a serious illness, affects the arteries of the lungs. The vessels became narrow, it makes the heart to work harder to push the blood throughout the lungs. As the disease progress, it leads to the right sided heart failure. There are several causes of PAH: idiopathic ( or unknown), hereditary, connective tissue diseases, drugs, toxins,infections. ...Read more
Yes?: It's a potent antiarrhythmic drug (Class III - Vaughan-Williams) used for both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. Because of its potential side-effects, it's a last resort medicine. 200 mg is a maintenance dose. Because of it's long half-life, it takes a long time to begin to work and thus a loading dose is given to initiate treatment. It lasts a long time too. Major toxicity: liver, lung, thyroi ...Read more
Please explain difference between infectious disease doctor & a internal medicine doctor? Would be do same tests based on symptoms? Pros cons?
The doctor at mayo cliniic says I have this immune defficancy neutropenia. But knoe one can give mr any answers about the chronic neutropenia registry?
The scnir is an : International registry exists to track patients with chronic neutropenia, to provide a means for research that hopefully provides better understanding and improved outcomes, and to disseminate the most up to date info to patients and providers. The contact for the registry is bolyard@u.Washington.Edu. The website for more info is www.Depts.Washington.Edu/registry/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NP/GP/Peds/clinic: There are several simple screening methods incorporated into the normal schedule of checkups for kids.These are often first done at 9-12 mo and then at 2 yr,or anytime the issue is a concern.The simplest can be done on a finger stick, while a more specific test is done from a blood draw.This is done by most general providers in many settings.It is not a specialty issue.Treatment would be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ra patients should have coordinated care with pcp and a rheumatology doctor. Ask your doc for referral!.. Can u please explain? Whats pcp?
See details: Pcp is your primary care physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Kindly see my friends CT scan report here http://goo.Gl/mqb6o and suggest me how serious is this...Please take a minute to see this report.
Meningitis: Meninges are layers of connective tissue that envelope the brain. When they get irritated, which among other things can be due to infection, they enhance more than normal; this is called meningitis. The ventricular dilation in this case may represent mild hydrocephalus, which can be due to poor outflow or inadequate reabsorption of csf. Loss of corticomedullary distinction can be due to swelling. ...Read more
What causes a 5 second squeezing pain directly between breasts?No other symptoms.Worry about cardiac issue.PCP says heartis ok.Seek out cardiologist?
Check esophagus also: Worrisome heart attack related pain most commonly is exacerbated by activity and relieved by rest. Another common cardiac etiology is mitral valve prolapse related to a tugging of the mitral valve. Common non cardiac etiologies include esophageal spasm (e.g. related to acid reflux, food), or from anxiety with chest muscles constricting. Cardiac evaluation will at least rule out dangerous causes, ...Read more
Pcp gave me zithromax for cough.Many studies are suggesting this as ineffective treatment.I'm concerned about antibiotic resistance. What should I do?
Confusing question: In years of practice I have never given anyone antibiotics for a cough. If they had a rhino-sinusitis, bronchitis or early pneumonia, they would be treated as needed. Zithromax would be an appropriate treatment. If you were really offered it for just a cough, your concern is well placed.Antibiotic resistance is not a likely problem for you personally, but over time, it effects germs in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What the details about riple treatment eradicating helicobacter pylori for a hypertensive patient? Please recommend me some helpful prescription.
Triple therapy: There are a number of fda approved combinations of antibiotics to treat h pylori. Over the years since discovery of this infectious cause of peptic ulcer disease, we've improved our antibiotic options and shortened the course of therapy to improve adherence and decrease risk of developing resistance. Check out http://www.Cdc.Gov/ulcer/keytocure.Htm for options. ...Read more
Shortness of breath: Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension include shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness and leg swelling. The early symptoms come and go but as the disease becomes worse the symptoms become more constant. The history and physical exam are helpful but an echocardiogram, cxr and ekg are almost always needed to evaluate the symptoms in full. ...Read more
What all can a chest CT with contrast show? (Please list cardiovascular, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, etc. causes).
No: Like with everything else, there are degrees of severity. If your CHF is mild or well controlled you can live for many more years and be productive. If your CHF is moderate you might not be as physically active but you might still live for many more years. If you have uncontrolled severe CHF you should talk to your doctor and consider your options (i.e.: assist devices or transplant). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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