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What are some of the benefits of electronic pacemakers?

What are some of the benefits of electronic pacemakers?

Longer life: Depending on what is being treated it can prevent fainting and premature death from slow heart rates or cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Pacemaker (Definition)

A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more


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What are some of the advantages of pacemakers?

What are some of the advantages of pacemakers?

Multiple: Pacemaker ensure that the heart rate does not fall below a minimum programmed value. Dual chamber pacemakers restore the coordination (known as atrioventricular synchrony) between the upper and lower chambers of the heart. Pacemakers can also function in a limited capacity as monitors of heart rate, rhythm, and in some cases, estimate the degree of heart failure. ...Read more

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What are some of the benefits of a human heart transplant?

What are some of the benefits of a human heart transplant?

Live longer: Heart transplantation is reserved for end stage heart failure where the quality of life is poor (patients have symptoms with minimal exertion or at rest) and death is imminent (usually one year survival less than 50%). A new heart gives patients an excellent quality of life and longevity (average person survives ~ 12 years after a transplant, with some surviving close to 20 years). ...Read more

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What are some of the benefits of epi lasik?

What are some of the benefits of epi lasik?

Not as deep as LASIK: The flap in the cornea is not as deep so epi lasik is safer in patients with thin corneas. ...Read more

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What are some of the benefits of coffee enemas?

What are some of the benefits of coffee enemas?

None: These were promoted by cancer quacks in the early 20th cenetury and are used today only by charlatans. People have died from them. If you think you have been suckered by a sweet-talking, seemingly-knowledgeable crook, contact your district attorney or the state board of healing arts. ...Read more

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What are some of the limitations of stem cells in terms of medical treatment?

What are some of the limitations of stem cells in terms of medical treatment?

New field: Embryonic stem cells have been spectacularly effective in treating wet macular degeneration in new studies and even most social conservative have stopped opposing them. Other stem cells can repopulate marrow after curative cancer therapy, repopulate a heart attack to improve survival, and much else. This is no longer "controversial" and much more will probably emerge soon. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of Biofeedback?

What are the benefits of Biofeedback?

Safe, non-drug rx: Biofeedback uses sophisticated electronic equipment to monitor various physiological functions and presents this information to the patient in real time. We can monitor heart rate, blood pressure, skin conductance, brain waves, skin temperature, and other signals. By observing this information one can learn to CONTROL aspects of your physiology. For: migraines, ADD, anxiety/stress, HBP, +more ...Read more

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What are the benefits of having a pacemaker?

What are the benefits of having a pacemaker?

Varies by problem: Preventing problems from very low heart beat such as heart failure, passing out and in extreme cases cardiac arrest. Also symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath from low heart beat may improve. Sometimes it is used when medications treating fast heart beats also causes very slow heart beat. A special resynchronization pacemaker with three leads may be used to treat heart failure. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of using binaural beats?

What are the advantages of using binaural beats?

Entrainment: The difference in binaural sound frequencies allows the brain to move toward specific natural brain rhythms (like alpha or theta frequency) It does not limit itself to the auditory spectrum. Some have taken advantage of experimenting with the phenomena using the visual spectrum to achieve specific states (relaxation, out of the body experience) Lots of information available to read about this. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of epo?

What are the benefits of epo?

Treating anemia: Epogen (epoetin alfa) (erythropoietin) is a hormone/protein made by the kidneys (in adults, made in liver in babies) to help stimulate the bone marrow to make the red blood cells. When you have kidney disease/renal failure, you lack this hormone and thus suffer anemia. Epo replaces this deficiency and thus helping/treating anemia. It is quite expensive. Mostly prescribed by kidney docs. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using technetium-99m for medical tracing instead of x-rays?

What are the benefits of using technetium-99m for medical tracing instead of x-rays?

Funct. vs. anatomic: Nuclear medicine involves using internal irradiation in order to define function of various organ systems of body, . Some isotopes are injected iv, inhaled, and some ingested. Most diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures involve low doses of radiation. The isotopes of higher doses are used to treat thyroid diseases or cancer. Benefits are from diagnosis of abnormality that can be detected/ treated. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of pacemakers?

Function and quality: The advantage of pacemaker is to safe keep one's activity and quality of life -- and there is really no disadvantage - it is a simple procedure with instant benefit -- a good therapy if one needs it. ...Read more

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What are some advantages of the vasectomy?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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What are some advantages of the vasectomy?

Some are...: - less invasive than tubal ligation for women; - an office procedure under local anesthesia; - high effectiveness for birth control up to 99.85%; - less cost than that of tubal ligation; - well tolerated; - provide good resource control, time and money, for living and raising more children that one can afford. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of acupuncture?

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

According to World: Health Organization based on studies with controlled clinical trials, acupuncture is effective for chemotherapy adverse rxns , allergic rhinitis, depression, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epigastralgia, facial pain, headache, hypertension, hypotension, labor induction, pain (knee, neck & back), leucopenia, fetus malposition, morning sickness, nausea, vomiting, dental pain, shoulder arthritis, postop ...Read more

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What are some advantages of the diaphragm?

What are some advantages of the diaphragm?

Diaphragm: The diaphragm is a good form of barrier contraception. Advantages include: no hormones, effective (90%), reusable, safe, inexpensive, reversible, decreases risk of some sexually transmitted diseases, patient controlled and not an abortifacient. ...Read more

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What are some benefits of a heart transplant?

What are some benefits of a heart transplant?

Feel better: Well you would not likely get a transplant unless you have a lot of symptoms. So hopefully you would be less short of breath, not as fatigued, and in general feel better. ...Read more

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What are some advantages of the cervical cap?

What are some advantages of the cervical cap?

There are many: It's very portable, can be inserted up to 6 hors before intercourse--low hassle, the effect is immediate and reversible, it has o hormonal influence and can be used while breast feeding, and its has few serious side effects.. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of acupuncture?

What are the advantages of acupuncture?

Many: It is very safe. Bleeding problems and infections related to acupuncture are rare. It can provide pain relief without any "drug- drug interactions. There are no medication side effects. It can help to accelerate many types of healing. It can also help with behavioral health problems. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of cardiac ablation?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of cardiac ablation?

Short List: Advantages: potential permanent fix no need for lifetime meds (often) feeling of "doing something about it" disadvantages: expensive if you pay in cash carries procedural risks requires time off work (but not much) may require repeat procedure very competent doctor often required to get best results and avoid inadvertent damage. Not all doctors ablate with equal skill (much the same as surgeons). ...Read more

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What are some of the cons of tooth bleaching?

What are some of the cons of tooth bleaching?

SENSITIVITY: Sensitivity is the #1 downfall to whitening teeth. I myself cannot whiten my teeth more than once a year or so due to the sharp pains when i breathe in after whitening is done! you can combat this by using desensitizing gel (from dentist) after the use of your trays. Fluoride toothpaste and rinse can also help, before and after whitening. In office whitening is a whole other topic, ask ur dds! ...Read more

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