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What Is A Timeline For Putting In A Pacemaker
Often nonurgent: The urgency of pacemaker implantation depends on the severity of the underlying slow heart rhythm it is aimed at treating. It's rare that slow heart rates are so profound as to cause dangerously low blood pressures, but obviously if that is the case it is an emergency. Many times the symptoms are mild, and one can schedule it electively within a few days to a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What does a level of 17 for bilirubin for a period of a week mean for an alcoholic in the hospital. My brother is in this situation?
Depends: As a pathologist / lab doctor, we're always telling folks to look at the person more than the numbers. Severe jaundice can be anything from acute viral hepatitis to alcoholic hepatitis (a sudden illness) to hemolytic anemia to a medication allergy to a stray gallstone to cancer of the pancreas to several hundred less common entities. I'm glad you're there for your brother, good luck to you both. ...Read more
What is an ECG/Echo actually looking for as a warning of a potential problem for someone on Flecainide?
Excellent!: The two main types of hip fractures are neck and intertrochanteric or below-the-neck fractures. Neck fractures are fixed by replacing the hip ball. Intertrochanterics are fixed with a plate or rod and a large screw. Most all elderly men and women return to their previous level of activity. "walkers" start walking again one day after surgery. Exception: those with senile dementia may not. ...Read more
What would be a good treatment in the future for SARS? A treatment that is kind of an innovative design... thanks!
What: restate your question I'm not sure what you're talking about or why you're asking ...Read more
Is it possible for a person that had a c-section a year ago and that is pregnant looking to getting a VBAC ?
None!: Although most people use them, pillows really aren't good for our backs and necks, and can worsen our posture. Especially for a child who sleeps face down, i'd recommend not using any pillow at all. ...Read more
Yes: Implantation takes the same time in fresh as well as frozen embryos as long as embryos of the same developmental stage were transferred. ...Read more
Unanswerable: This question, asking for a "how to" manual on emergency nursing, is way out of bounds for this simple application. It would take a whole manual to respond to this broad question. This site is to ask about symptoms and specifics. Not sure what you wanted from us on this question. ...Read more
Varies...: Disease progression varies widely among individuals and there are many factors that affect the rate of progression. In general, the disease will progress slower if you stop smoking and use oxygen, if the oxygen level in your blood is low enough to warrant this therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the recovery period for an cardioeversion (which i'm assuming is the same as a shock treatment) and is this done on an outpatient basis?
Outpatient procedure: This is generally done as outpatient. Go to sleep for a few seconds, cardiovert, then wake up. There is a little residual chest soreness which is related to the spasm of the chest muscles that occurs with the shock, but this is recovered as an outpatient. It may be treated with Acetaminophen or a non steroidal anti inflammatory. ...Read more
Have to undergo possible surgery for a aneurysm on my aorta what is the average time and stay in the hospital for such a procedure?
What is the recovery time after getting a pacemaker? At the end of this week, I am planning to have the procedure to place a pacemaker inside of me to keep my heart in check. What is the expected recovery time? Are there any special consideration me or my
Usually short: Most patients have the procedure as an outpatient or with a single overnight stay. There is often a restriction on arm movement and weight bearing for the arm on the side the device is placed which may be up to 6 weeks. You should check with the physician performing the procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Be informed: For transfusion the main preparation is to have the right information from your doctor and sign a consent for any adverse reaction that may happen during or after the procedure. Usually transfusion is needed when the patient clinical symptoms and laboratory findings show a deficiency in a blood component that must be corrected urgently. Then the appropriate product and dose is transfused. ...Read more
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