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What Is The Best Treatment For Slow Heart Rate
Depends on situation: First you must define rapid, as an infant may normally run rates of 90-180/min in various states of activity. If the rate is high for the activity, you identify the reason for a rapid rate and fix it.For dehydration you give fluids, for fever you reduce the fever. For infection you treat the infection. For a heart related issue, you must identify the problem to treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slow heart rate, also called bradycardia, is defined as a resting heart rate (pulse) less than 60 beats per minute. Having a heart rate less than 60 is not necessarily abnormal. In fact, people in good cardiovascular shape have a low heart rate. People with certain heart conditions may take medications which lower the heart rate as one of ...Read more
Great question: This has been an active area of research for decades, first with post-stroke damage, and now post-TBI. There are some clinical trials you might want to track (clinical.trials.gov) to see if any are open / recruiting. Brain damage healing varies between people and circumstances. Neuropsych testing can show positive change in some people out to 2 years. Sorry about your injury, best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low EF: an EF of 26% requires an etiologic diagnosis first and then treatment of the cause. If its a cardiomyopathy without surgical remediation, the treatment would usually include ACE inhibitor, beta blocker, perhaps spironolactone type medication, perhaps diuretic and other things also possible. The diagnosis and patient status determine the choices. ...Read more
Overall?: Inflammatory breast cancer, correct? In the past, it's been difficult to find statistics specific to inflammatory breast cancer, which is a relatively locally advanced stage and thus more ominous. The most recent statistic i could find is 35% 5-year survival, worse than other breast cancers but far from hopeless. Many other factors also contribute to prognosis. Be brave and cherish your life. ...Read more
100 to >200: definition of VT is rate 100 or higher and origin from bottom chamber, R or L. Rate of VT depends on the reason for VT, level of adrenaline, stresses on heart such as blocked artery, etc. Slow VT would be closer to low 100's and fast VT closer to 160-200. There are other types of tachycardia coming from upper chambers and the middle of the heart, AV node ...Read more
What's your target?: I am assuming you are talking about target zones base on maximal heart rate during exercise. Target zones are use to plan an exercise routine depending on your goals. Fat burning, endurance, cardiac capacity. You will achieve your hr by running, bicycle, elliptical etc, stay for one minute then slowly decrease pace until hr slowly drop less than 90-100. Difficult to recommend if I don't know your goals, . ...Read more
Coronary stent: Success rate is pretty good, which depends upon the experience of the operator. Procedure is minimally invasive. Complication rate is. ...Read more
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
Heart rate: Two main reasons: excellent conditioning or beta blockers on board; there are others less frequent. ...Read more
Varies acc to cause: The majority is related to coronary disease (angina or heart attack) the degree of coronary disease determine progress of failure of the heart. But salt and fluid restriction goes long ways in keeping heart failure compensated (controlled) and that has a good effect on progress of disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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