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What is the treatment for a heart murmur? Surgery?

What is the treatment for a heart murmur? Surgery?

Murmur: Heart murmur is just noise. If the noise is caused by a significant heart blood flow problem, that is what you need to know. Ask your doc what is going on. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for a congested heart?

CHF: Treatment depends on what the cause of the CHF is. Could be surgical, could be medical. Systolic CHF is different from diastolic CHF and valvar stenosis CHF is different from valvar insufficiency chf. Virtually all kinds have diuretic as part of the treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best test to see if my heart arteries are clear besides the heart cath? Whatever is the most accurate.

What is the best test to see if my heart arteries are clear besides the heart cath? Whatever is the most accurate.

Exercise stress test: The EST tests the functionality of the heart as you are asking it to do more and more work in a gradually increasing fashion and you watch to see how it responds to that stress. Various norms have been set up over many years and it is used all around the world. ...Read more

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What is a fetal pulmonary sequestration and what is treatment like for the baby after delivery?

What is a fetal pulmonary sequestration and what is treatment like for the baby after delivery?

Definition/Prognosis: Bronchopulmonary sequestration is a lump of lung tissue that doesn't connect to the windpipe, so it doesn't work like a lung. In most cases, it doesn't cause any problems. If it fills too much space in the baby's chest, or presses on a vital organ, it needs to be removed. How quickly to do surgery depends on whether the mass keeps the baby from breathing or circulating blood normally. ...Read more

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I hope that this question isn't too general. Is the treatment for pulmonary hypertension always the same as the usual treatment for cardiac failure? Please elaborate if possible.

I hope that this question isn't too general.  Is the treatment for pulmonary hypertension always the same as the usual treatment for cardiac failure? Please elaborate if possible.

No.: Pulmonary hypertension requires specific medicines. Heart failure completely different medicines, though significant pulmonary hypertension can cause right sided heart failure that requires heart failure medications. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for congenital heart disease?

What is the best treatment for congenital heart disease?

It Depends: There are many different types of congenital heart diseases. Therapies range from watchful waiting to medication to surgery. There is a need to see your pediatrician and perhaps a pediatric cardiologist for a definitive answer depending upon the problem. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for atrial flutter?

What is the treatment for atrial flutter?

Depends... : Treatment of a flutter depends on the type of flutter (typical or atypical), whether it's the 1st episode, the age of the patient, the presence or absence of underlying heart disease, and patient's personal preferences (more medications vs. Procedural approach (ablation). Ablation is an excellent option for typical flutter. You should discuss this with your doctor or an electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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What is a stress test for the heart and why is it important?

What is a stress test for the heart and why is it important?

ForAdvancedDisease: Promoted for detecting artery disease, but misses most disease; arteries expand, not narrow. ~75%, or more, narrowing required before stress tests, all forms, begin to detect any abnormalities. Nuclear (more expensive ; radiation) promoted as more sensitive. For all I have seen, a well done ekg exercise stress more sensitive ; accurate. I quit doing stress tests 1995; for better protection options. ...Read more

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Can LAFB cause tachycardia? Is medication the first and/or best treatment option?

Can LAFB cause tachycardia? Is medication the first and/or best treatment option?

LAFB: if you mean left anterior fascicular block - then no. It does not cause tachycardia. But can be a sign of myocardial ischemia and may precede ventricular tachycardia in the setting of a myocaridal infarction. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for high blood pressure during pregnancy?

What is the best medicine for high blood pressure during pregnancy?

Several options.: Alpha methyldopa, nifedipine, hydralazine, Labetalol are all appropriate antihypertensives during pregnancy. Their goal is to minimize maternal risk, although the do little to mitigate fetal risks. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hemorrhoids in pregnancy?

What is the best treatment for hemorrhoids in pregnancy?

Drink a lot of water: Many times, hemorrhoids in pregnancy are made worse by not hydrating well and thus constipation sets in. Straining increases the risk of hemorrhoids. Increasing fiber intake also helps. You can use over the counter hemorrhoid remedies, which are safe to use during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is best food that regulate heart pulses for case of arythemia?

What  is best food that regulate heart pulses for case of arythemia?

Diet's not answer: There are many kinds of cardiac rhythm disturbances ("arrhythmias"), but none of them are especially responsive to food choices. Being a heart patient is difficult enough without somebody telling you what you should and should not eat. The key will be to educate yourself about your disease and whether and how to treat it. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for crying spells during pregnancy?

What is the treatment for crying spells during pregnancy?

Chocolate: It really isn't a good idea to take meds for depression or anxiety while pregnant. It is caused by hormones normally. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hemorrhoids that pregnant woman suffers from?

What is the best treatment for hemorrhoids that pregnant woman suffers from?

Sitz baths: For really bad hemorrhoids you need to decrease the inflammation and keep it clean. Keeping it clean involves sitz baths. Do this after every bowel movement. This is basically cleaning you bottom with warm water for a short period. It cleans and helps decrease inflammation. Do not sit on the toilet to read. If really bad see a proctologist, colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for heart contusion?

What is the treatment for heart contusion?

Heart contusion: Observation and monitoring for arrhythmias, blood tests to monitor cardiac damage, and an echocardiogram to assess wall motion and rule out pericardial effusion. Most times the recovery is complete. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a strained heart?

What is the treatment for a strained heart?

Blood pressure: Heart strain usually refers to a stiffening of the heart muscle in response to long-standing high blood pressure. It is best dealt with using certain types of BP meds to achieve really good BP control. ...Read more

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What is the best method for detecting aortic regurgitation?

What is the best method for detecting aortic regurgitation?

Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram in the hands of a skilled cardiologist is probably best for detection of almost all cardiac valve disorders. Sometimes an echo done "internally" through a scope into the esophagus is needed, a trans-esophageal echo. In severe disease, a heart catheterization will often be done, usually if surgery is to be contemplated to repair a bad valve, but not just for detection. ...Read more

Dr. Barton Cook
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Heart Murmur (Definition)

A heart murmur is a sound heard by a stethoscope made by the vibration of blood flow. It can be a normal finding in young healthy people, or can represent abnormal leakage (regurgitation) of a valve, valve narrowing (stenosis), or a congenital condition such as an atrial septal defect, a ventricular septal defect, ...Read more