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What Is Lbbb Due To Chemo
Sorry 2 hear: We don't have all the details so we cannot answer your question. Her oncologist is the one best suited to do that. If she truly has liver failure, though, she may not have long to live. Make sure comfort, quality of life, and dignity are preserved as much as possible. Be strong and best to both. ...Read more
My dil blood platelets is 28 and is taking chemo to bring them up, but no cancer. What is causing this to happen?
Due to infection of liver both kidneys and liver fails completely doctors are responding that dialysis is not possible due to low bp what should be do?
Hepatorenal syndrome: Often as the liver function continues to deteriorate, acute renal failure tends to follow. Renal replacement therapy (dialysis) can be considered but hypotension (low BP) would make intermittent hemodialysis impossible. In this setting, CRRT (continuous renal replacement therapy) can be tried--i.e. continuous venovenous hemodialysis (CVVHD). ...Read more
Congenital: Transposition of the great arteries is a congenital heart defect, meaning that it is an abnormality of cardiac development and is fully present at birth. Classic, or d-tga refers to a disease where the aorta arises from the rv and the pulmonary artery arises from the lv. Diagnosis is typically made early. Successful correction is possible by surgery in the first few days of life. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Organ auto-transplant is to move a locally damaged organ - intentionally or unintentionally - to a new site so such organ will / may continue to survive & function. For kidneys, such need usually takes place for insufficient ureter or artery. How is that related with ileostomy reversal? It would be most likely to make the shortened ureter to function. For individual situation, ask Doc. ...Read more
Poor blood flow: Inadequate blood flow to lower part of brain. It can improve with controlling BP & cholesterol, medications such as Aspirin and plavix, (clopidogrel) smoking cessation, heart healthy diet and exercise. Clot buster medication may be used within 90 minutes of an acute stroke and rarely angioplasty. ...Read more
The Fetal is 16weeks, the heart rate is 170-180+. We r very worried. how bad is it? what could be reasons n' what can it cause? how to treat? Thank u!
What is a renal autotransplant involving retroperitoneal fibrosis & what would be the reason for having this?
My 7 month old is admitted due to increased heart rate, likely due to consumption of ventolin. How serious is this?
Depends on situation: Infants easily tolerate heart rates in the 200/min range for a variable length of time. If intake has stopped, 1/2 should be out of babies system in 4-6 hours with 1/2 the remainder in another 4-6h. Baby should do fine if this was the cause. If there is another issue the outcome depends on that issue. ...Read more
My aunt is said to be at stage four of liver cancer. Whats is the exact level or the case and what is stage four ? Is it something very very serious ?
Stage 4 : This means that the disease has spread to or metastasized to other places like distant spread . Speak with your aunts oncologist to have a full understanding of the condition and prognosis. ...Read more
What is the outcome and process if you are diagnosed with mod to severe ischemia of inferior heart. what is next ?
What is gait instability? How can I treat it if the patient is not suffering from sever disease but he is 77 yrs.Is there any supplments to be given?
Not simple: There can be many causes for inability to walk without assistance, and experience risk of toppling over. If b-12 deficiency, injections might help, if due to degenerative brain problem, stroke, normal pressure hydrocephalus, brain tumor, binswanger's encephalopthy, thyroid problems, need to get this diagnosed. See a neurologist. ...Read more
If one's kidney fxn is 14 percent, is that considered end stage renal failure? Any way to reverse its course? Any fluctuation possible?
GFR <15 is end stage: Kidney doctors will follow the lab results, start dialysis, and refer to the transplant team if one is eligible. Criteria for transplant can vary among medical centers and may include: end-stage renal disease, creatinine clearance at 20 or less, no active or ongoing cancers, no active infections, have reasonable heart and lung function, bmi <35, no smoking/drug-abuse/alcohol-abuse, etc... ...Read more
Often to a degree: Hi. Hashimoto's goiters often regress over long periods of time and may regress completely, but often a goiter remains. I know that's not very exact or helpful, but at least you know it's fair to expect some degree of longterm goiter. If it grows rapidly or significantly or develops a nodule, it should be evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more
What reason would cause the ammonia level in your body to go up to 120? Is it due to kidney failure this is a question about my 81 year old father
What is aplastic thyroid carcinoma? Can someone with this ca be anemic? What is the pathophysiology behind it?
Aggressive cancer: Anaplastic thyroid cancer is rare but a very aggressive form of thyroid cancer. Unfortunately, most people with this type of thyroid cancer do not survive long. Anemia can be seen. As with most cancers, we do not know why they occur, but sometimes anaplastic thyroid cancer appears in people who may have had less aggressive forms of thyroid cancer. ...Read more
Often permanent: I have only seen it once in a patient who developed lbbb with a viral infection/myocarditis and several weeks following resolution of the illness, the lbbb also resolved. Otherwise, al other cases so far have been "permanent finding." it is not a dangerous thing, just a bit difficult to interpret when you are actively having issues with your heart such as a heart attack. Worry not anita. Good luck. ...Read more
BP great, LBBB diagnosed, cath was excellent w/slightly elevated EDP, no dyastolic dys. What causes it if all else is perfect? Is caffeine bad for it?
My concern,knowing BP 119/68 (avg),EF 55%, mildly elevated EDP/20-25mm, LBBB, plumbing great, no pain but sob w/exertion should I still exercise? All started in the past few years, am I deteriorating
61yr.fem.w/LBBB-take 12.5/AM, 12.5/PM Metoprolol Tar. Can I up to 25/AM,25/PM for stress of 8 day trip to Ireland, or as/if needed, temporarily?
You have not said: what you take the Metoprolol for. Your current dose is very small but it is not for stress it is for cardiac or vascular reasons. LBBB will not affect the consideration for dosage adjustment. Your blood pressure and heart rate are bigger considerations. You need to check with your prescriber to determine why you are on low dose and if it is safe for YOU. Without knowing your medical history, No. ...Read more
I have LBBB, diagnosed at 34 years old, no symptoms. BP 117/74, failed stress test but excellent cath. Workout daily. Afraid to push. Am I safe?
I have LBBB, found at 34 years old, ef 50% BP 117/74, failed stress test but excellent cath. Workout daily. Afraid to push as I lose breath am I safe?
See below: As your angiogram did not show any evidence of coronary artery disease, you are safe from that aspect. Your EF appears to be towards the lower limits of normal. Unsure what the cause of that is. You should speak with your cardiologist regarding further management. As far as exercise is concerned, you may continue as tolerated. ...Read more
Hello, Dr. Friedlander. I am 61, have LBBB, 6 mos. ago began Metoprolol Tart. 12.5 mg. at AM, 12.5 PM. Can I up to 25/25 for travel stress 8 days?
See answer: If you are trying to reach a specific physician on Health Tap you need to go thru Concierge. Prime will connect you to the next available primary care physician. ...Read more
I am a 28 year old female who was just found to have LBBB on an EKG during my physical. I feel fine and have normal bp. Could I have something serious
Requires follow up: Lbbb is an unusual finding in a normal heart, and requires further testing and follow up. At the very least, you should undergo an echocardiogram. If normal, it should be repeated every 5 years or so. An exercise stress test and a 24 hour holter monitor may also be appropriate, but are not mandatory. You should see a cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have LBBB and peripartum cardiomyopathy. The LBBB was diagnosis 1st before the cardiomyopathy diagnosis in 11/2004. I'm concerned about my life span. Help?
You're off the mark: WPW and LBBB won't give you chest pains. That being said if you're having chest pain you need to evaluated as to why you're having them - taking Meds to suppress the discomfort might mask an underlying problem that needs to be addressed. See your provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will taking celexa affect my lbbb? My diagnosis of LBBB has given me pretty good anxiety and my doc prescribed 10 mg once a day of citalopram.
IMHO: I admit to an anti-ssri bias, so my opinion is humble, but it is educated. Since heart disease is so serious a threat, even at a conservative dose, i'd try to deal with the anxiety in cbt therapy and with mindfullness meditation before using drugs that are known to have side effects damaging to the heart. Do not stop ssris without doctors management if you've begun, but do consider alternatives. ...Read more
Have been prescribed lisinopril 2.5mg, are the side effects outrageous? For maintenance of LBBB and low ef 45-50. I'm on no meds, worry side effects.
Side effects: The side effects of lisiniopril 2.5mg are generally very minimal. ...Read more