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What Are Preparations Before And After Cardiac Catheterization
Multiple: Typically, a patient having catheterization in the morning will be instructed not to eat anything after midnight. Many medications can be given as prescribed. Some medications, such as anticoagulants and diabetic medications, may be different before catheterization. Following catheterization, some restrictions on activity will occur for a short period of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is a procedure where narrow, flexible tubes are inserted into a peripheral artery through a cut in the skin, and advanced to the heart. Dye can be injected through the catheters into the arteries of the heart to look for blockages ("angiogram"), or to measure pressure within the cardiac chambers ("right heart cath"). Arteries can be opened with balloons/stents at the ...Read more
Constant monitoring: It depends on what stage of rehab one is in, but at the beginning (stage 1) an individual is exercising under constant supervision with telemetry and frequent vital signs. As one progresses, the exercise intensity increases and frequency of vitals decrwase. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You need: to discuss this with your endoscopist but generally the day before is a bowel prep that includes clear liquids all day and some type of purgative that is at the discretion of your endoscopist. You also usually have to stop any meds that may interfere with your ability to clot in case of polyps or need for biopsy; again that is preference of your endoscopist ...Read more
If I have frequent unsustained SVT's and Frequent PAC's uncured by medication. And i don't want the cardiac ablation. What are the consequences of not having this invasive procedure?
Cardiac failure: Catheter ablation does have some serious risks, but they are rare. But the risks may not be worth it for people who have few symptoms. Most PACs/SVT run a benign course however if you have frequent PACs/SVTs then the risk of continuing without ablation include developing AF and SVT. Fast uncontrolled SVTs could result in fainting spells, cardiac failure and sudden death. Speak with a Cardiologist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What precautions should be taken before and after as well as at the time of injecting zolindronic acid (5mg) to a stented patient under cardiac meds?
Check with your md: I don't believe that any special pretreatment or precautions are needed for the infusion, but it's always best to check with the attending physician and the prescribing physician before the procedure. In addition,your pharmacist who knows all of the patient's medication, is a valuable source of advice about medication interactions. ...Read more
Protein,vit&minerals: Surgery is a significant stress on the body and recovering from surgery requires the body to have adequate protein, vitamins, minerals and essential oils. It is best to have good body stores prior to surgery.After surgery particular nutrients may speed recovery.I advise a well-rounded high-quality multivit./mineral supplement with additional vit. C (2000 mg 2x/day) & zinc (30-50mg/day) see comment:. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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What tests are used prior to knee replacement surgery? What kinds of diagnostic and pre-operative tests are done prior to knee replacement?
The : The first elements in diagnosis are a history and physical examination. Severe arthritis typically presents with pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function of the affected joint. An xray is taken to evaluate the level of arthritis. No other testing is needed. A knee replacement is done for pain relief, and should be done only after a full discussion of the risks and benefits of surgery. In general, it's worth trying medication, exercise, and activity modification first. Also, a short course of physical therapy is often very helpful in restoring function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone is withdrawing from opiates with a heart rate of 44 after undergoing a Cath operation, what are the consequences of not taking a opiate ?
Opiate= little death: Unfortunately, the stage was set for opiate withdrawal BEFORE the cath operation. (This is the danger of taking opiates when you don't need it!) As uncomfortable as it is, withdrawal will not kill the pt. Not taking opiate will improve heart rate, oxygen delivery, thinking. TAKING an opiate during withdrawal, while it may alleviate some pain, comes with a host of problems that COULD kill the pt.GL ...Read more
Valve or vessel?: Prudent diet good idea for all. Avoid high fat, sugary, high salt, processed meats, processed grains. Eat more vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, whole train bread, cereal, pasta, low fat or no fat dairy, poultry, fish. Dash diet (online): dietary approach to stop hypertension is tasty, nutritious, easy, has data supporting its use. There are others as well. Talk to dietician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiac cath: A cardiac cath is a very common test and if done by an experienced cardiologist has very low risk. The risks are mainly bruising in the skin entry site, vessel damage, and rhythm disturbance. There are rarer risks also. The huge majority of people having the test however have no ill effects at all. ...Read more
What is a patient's activity order before CABG surgery?...If they are asymptomatic on Tridil (nitroglycerin) but came in through the ER with chest pain/SOB.
Bedrest: The normal order is bed rest - light walking around the hospital room or hallway may be allowed but varies on a case to case basis. ...Read more
Not usually: The pain usually is short lived from an intravenous injection of the radiotracer. Some people experience pain from hida studies for gall bladder function and chest discomfort from cardiac stress tests. Patient is monitored by medical personnel.. The patient is usually imaged in the lying down position. Imaging time is variable and can last few hours, but is intermittent and not continuous. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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