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Sean Baskin Dr. Baskin
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What is the intervention for atrial fibrillation of paramedics?

Sean Baskin Dr. Baskin
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What is the intervention for atrial fibrillation of paramedics?

Meds, Cardioversion: Treatment depends on the patient's presentation. For someone with rapid atrial fibrillation who has a stable blood pressure the treatment is often IV medications used to slow the heart rate. The first drug is usually IV diltiazem/cardizem or a beta blocker. For patients with rapid a-fib and low blood pressure, immediate cardioversion may be needed. ...Read more

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What is a nursing intervention for atrial fibrillation?

What is a nursing intervention for atrial fibrillation?

Watch and Report: If acute, recognize irregular irregularity if rhythm and rapid rate and report. If chronic report rapid rates or signs oe symptoms of chf. ...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 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

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What is the effect of atrial fibrillation?

What is the effect of atrial fibrillation?

Heart rate / stroke: Two issues with afib. The first is stroke. Afib is a risk for stroke, and thus all patients with afib need some sort of blood thinner. Whether that is an Aspirin or full anticoagulants such as Coumadin (warfarin) depends on your risks and your doctor will let you know that. The second is heart rate. If the afib is too fast or too slow, the rate will need to be treated also. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for people with ventricular tachycardia? How serious is ventricular tachycardia, and what kind of treatment is available?

What is the life expectancy for people with ventricular tachycardia? How serious is ventricular tachycardia, and what kind of treatment is available?

Variable: Vt has a wide spectrum of severity. Some kinds cause no symptoms and are benign and others deteriorate rapidly to ventricular fibrillation and cause death. In the setting of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (your other question), VT is more serious and may require placement of an icd. Icds have been shown to greatly improve prognosis. ...Read more

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What type of medical treatment is given to a sudden cardiac arrest patient?

What type of medical treatment is  given to a sudden cardiac arrest patient?

Multiple: Cpr intubation? Possible defibrillation stabilize rhythym anti arrythmic medications. May need diagnostic cath and studies for infarction or other damage as cause of issue. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ventricular septal defect?

What is the treatment for ventricular septal defect?

Let alone / close it: Many vsd's will close on their own over the first few months.Of those that don't, some are small enough to close with an umbrella like appliance inserted via catheter. A few big ones will need open heart patching. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for supraventricular tachycardia?

What is the treatment for supraventricular tachycardia?

Depends: If it is relatively asymptomatic and infrequent then no specific therapy or medical therapy is reasonable. For recurrent , frequent symptomatic episodes radiofrequency ablation is the treatment of choice and is usually curative. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sudden cardiac death?

What is the treatment for sudden cardiac death?

Sudden death: Acls procedures for cpr, along with defibrillation, and antiarrhythmic drug initiation. After stabilizing, next goal is to determine whether the event was a primary arrythmia event or whether it occurred secondary to something else (heart attack, oxygenation, or electrolyte abnormality). ...Read more

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What does the surgery for atrial tachycardia involve?

Do U mean ablation?: An ablation procedure for atrial tachycardia involves placing catheters into the heart and "mapping" the heart to determine the location of the arrhythmia. Radiofrequency energy is then used to cauterize the tissue and destroy the area causing the arrhythmia. You can speak to a cardiac electrophysiologist to learn more. ...Read more

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These days what's the medical treatment for atrial fibrillation?

These days what's the medical treatment for atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation: Afib is a rapid irregular heart rhythm which can decrease heart efficiency as much as 20% in some patients. It can also be associated with clotting and clots travelling around the body to cause stroke or other problems. Some people have atrial fibrillation as their normal rhythm. We use drugs to control rate, rhythm and if not successful, ablation therapy by electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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Please inform me, is the dual chamber pacemaker is contraindication with atrial fibrilation? What the best pacemaker for AF people? Better ICD or PPM?

Please inform me, is the dual chamber pacemaker is contraindication with atrial fibrilation? What the best pacemaker for AF people? Better ICD or PPM?

Depends on AF??: Ask your doctor what kind of atrial fibrillation you have. If dealing with paroxysmal atrial fib. and your doctor recommended pacemaker then dual chamber pacemaker is better suitable for you. If dealing with persistent or chronic AF and you have indication for pacemaker then single chamber pacemaker. Also discuss the current medication regimen with your doctor as some medication can affect rhythm ...Read more

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What are the treatments for atrial fibrillation?

What are the treatments for atrial fibrillation?

It Varies.: The most important treatment is stroke prevention, which is usually done by medications (aspirin or warfarin). Sometimes rate control medications are used, like metoprolol. If the af is severe enough, stronger anti-arrhythmic medications are used, like propafenone. If these do not work, catheter ablation may be recommended. Pacemaker and av-node ablation may be used as a last resort. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for intraventricular hemorrhage?

What is the treatment for intraventricular hemorrhage?

Fluid drainage: Intraventricular hemorrhage can block the flow of spinal fluid in the brain causing severe pressure build up. We put a tube into the ventricle temporarily and drain out the spinal fluid until the brain pressure goes down to normal. Occasionally there is a need to remove the hemorrhage surgically. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for atrial fibrilation medical or cautry?

Dr. Jesus Yap Dr. Yap
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Depends: The current indication for ablation for is failure of medical therapy to control atrial fib by drugs or intolerance to drugs and continued significant symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the ECG finding for an atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter?

This: In atrial fibrillation, there are no p waves seen, or the p waves are highly irregular and not directly correlated with the qrs complexes. In atrial flutter constant, regularized activity is seen, generally without a fixed baseline. ...Read more

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What causes atrial fibrillation? Is stress the main cause of atrial fibrillation, and is it genetic?

What causes atrial fibrillation? Is stress the main cause of atrial fibrillation, and is it genetic?

Not Really: The main cause in ~90% of cases from young persons like you is extra heartbeats starting in structures called the pulmonary veins. Sometimes that's all it is; more often than not though, the top chambers (atria) also have dilation and scar tissue which helps sustain the fib once it starts. Only a small portion of afib is clearly known to be genetic. Stress triggers extra htbeats -?-> fib. ...Read more

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Atrial Fibrillation (Definition)

A quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, ...Read more