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What Does Events Per Hour On A Cpap Mean
Needed to rephrase my original question. What does a paced beat mean on a 24 hour holter monitor when one doesn't have a pacemaker?
Most likely PVC: This is most likely a premature beat from the ventricle, or pvc, which produces a wider comples on the ecg. It will resemble a paced beat. ...Read more
Continuous positive airway pressure involves the constant application of external pressure to all phases of breathing. The patient would feel as if breathing against the constant headwind. Inhalation would be easier as the pressure enables air entry. Exhalation prevents complete relaxation. This can be helpful in obstructive sleep ...Read more
Sleep apnea: An Apnea Hypopnea Index of 46 suggests moderate sleep apnea. Your sleep specialist will need to determine why this is happening before a treatment can be recommended. It is safe to assume that you will be started on a trial of CPAP or BiPAP before any alternate treatments such as head and neck surgery are explored. If obesity is a contributing factor, effective management must include weight loss. ...Read more
Holter: Not a commonly used term in our electrophysiology terminology ...Read more
I hiccup non-repetitively everyday numerous times (probably 50+ times depending on the day). What does this mean?
Hiccups: When hiccups occur that frequently; it is better to have a doctor see you to make sure there is no medical cause behind it. The list of conditions leading to frequent hiccups is long and may be related to neurological , stomach, chest, heart or medications. Also it could be psychological. Pulmonologist are the best to assess such a complaint but it is always better to start with your family Doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: The creatinine is used to assess the quality of the collection. Based on your weight, body composition, and being a female you should have a certain amount of creatinine in your collection. If the amount in the specimen is above or below this amount, then it helps the physician to determine the collection was really 24hrs worth. ...Read more
How does a 24 hour blood pressure test work? Is it like a heart holter test? Or does it record on its own?
On its own: Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (abpm) measures blood pressure at regular intervals. Blood pressure gets measured as you move around, living your normal daily life. It uses a small digital blood pressure machine that is attached to a belt around your body and which is connected to a cuff around your upper arm. It small enough you can sleep with it on. ...Read more
What does probable anterseptal mi age undertiminate Q waves v1-v2 neg t's mean on a EKG what does it mean?
Very detailed read: Q-waves on a particular set of leads tells us you had a heart attack some time in the past (age indeterminate = don't know when). The v-leads tell us it was in the septum. T-waves indicate acute myocardial infarction (mi=heart attack), and you didn't have those. Overall, i would say you had heart trouble in the past, but were doing ok at the time of this ekg. ...Read more
Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your result seems to be normal. You may consult this site for more info on this topic. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003613.htm ...Read more
What does svpb prematurity 25% , %rr>50 : 14% on a holter mean? :/ and is min hr 50 healthy? Should i be worried?!
My interpretation: I don't think those computer generated measurements have any clinical meaning and i don't use them. If some other doctor on healthtap cares to disagree, please do! a minimal hr of 50 is completely normal. ...Read more
It can mean...: Having frequent hallucinations in a person who is not on medications that might cause that, who is not using illegal drugs that might cause that, and who is not in the elderly-dementia age group, can mean the person is LOW on his or her psychiatric medications. The person can contact the psychiatrist, or the primary care doctor, or go to an Emergency Room for help today. ...Read more
Variable: As the others said it is variable depending no your weight, medications, any competing sedatives, intoxication, stimulants etc. That dose will induce unconsciousness in the majority of persons and probably last around 10-15 minutes. Again this isn't sleep it is controlled unconsciousness ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Automated marking: What you are seeing are signals that the automated spike detection software has flagged for further review by the neurologist. Unfortunately, while the software is extremely sensitive, it does have a high susceptibility to noise and artifact, and as such the markings you see are most likely normal. A neurologist can look at the raw tracings and tell you if they are truly concerning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My oxcy XR pain med is suppose to be effective for 8-12 hrs. I only get 4-5 hrs from it. Does this mean i need a higher dose or a different med.?
Oxycr: Firstly we have to ask how long have you been on this. You may developed a tolerance and this results in less effect. Also the med has to be taken q12hrs and not ever q 8hrs by design. I would suggest you talk to the prescriber and possibly switch to something better like Exalgo which is one a day. ...Read more
It says on the leaflet that Flecainide on an empty stomach OR one hour before food. I'm confused about exactly what this means!
My doctor recommended I use a c-pap machine for sleep apnea. This after a sleep study test. What are the advantage of this machine. It going to help?
Sleep apnea : You shouldn't ignore your sleep apnea. It has been linked to many diseases and people have even died from it. The c-pap is the go to device for sleep physicians to treat sleep apnea. It is effective but long term compliance is an issue. Oral appliances made by specially trained dentists are another option which is recommended for mild to moderate sleep apnea. Educate yourself about your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean on a A1c where it shows a 6.1 for value and then mean plasma glucose of 140 being normal?
Repeat test: The A1C test result reflects your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. For someone who doesn't have diabetes, a normal A1C level can range from 4.5 to 6 percent. A result between 5.7 and 6.4 percent is considered prediabetes, which indicates a high risk of developing diabetes. When the test is used to diagnose, a level of 6.5 percent or more on 2 occasions is diagnostic. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: This will depend on the person's normal breathing rate. So what may be hyper for one can be normal for another. Need more details. ...Read more
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