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What is the potential outcome for pvc?

Inconsequential: If you are young, no heart, electrolyte anomaly. If you are taking some medication or overthe counter medications, street drugs dietary supplements can cause it. ...Read more

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What is the potential for failure that exists for a cardioversion?

What is the potential for failure that exists for a cardioversion?

Cardioversion: Well... Potential for failure is that it may not succeed in restoring a normal rhythm. Success rates depend on many factors and are best discussed with your personal physician who has access to all your health records... ...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 is the treatment for refractive error that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for refractive error that is best and has fewest side effects?

Depends on the cause: There are several ways to treat vision problems related to refractive errors (need for prescription correction). The easiest is to wear glasses. Contact lenses can decrease your need for glasses, but must be cared for regularly in order to prevent infections. Laser vision correction and lens replacement surgery are alternatives that can provide lasting glasses-free vision but are costlier. ...Read more

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Im really considering signing up to be a bone marrow donor but my question is what is the possible side effects of the procedure? short & long term.

Im really considering signing up to be a bone marrow donor but my question is what is the possible side effects of the procedure? short & long term.

Kudos to you!: Go to a web site Be the match.com Excellent site to learn about becoming a bone marrow donor and videos from patients and donors. Details on planning your donation and the side effects. Benefits far outweigh the side effects. ...Read more

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Cardiology #: What is the significance of benign tachycardia with a heart rate of 100? What could be a treatment for it, if one is needed?

Cardiology #: What is the significance of benign tachycardia with a heart rate of 100? What could be a treatment for it, if one is needed?

Tachycardia: Normal heart rate usually run for 60-100, although there is some variance in 'normal.' If you have a sustained rate above 100 I would suggest getting it checked. There are many underlying causes of tachycardia, many of which can be serious. Don't necessarily worry about treatment to reduce the rate until you get it checked out. ...Read more

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What is the course of treatment for a brain aneuyrism?

What is the course of treatment for a brain aneuyrism?

May be variable: Studies suggest that an unruptured aneurysm over 0.9mm in size be considered a possible indication for preventative treatment. A ruptured aneurysm is a neurological emergency, and requires intensive care, and likely surgical treatment. Supportive post-operative care is critical. Medications for complications such as edema, stroke, increased intracranial pressure, seizures important. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for cardiomyopathy?

What is the prognosis for cardiomyopathy?

Depends: It depends on how severe it is. It can be very mild or very severe. In general many people with treatment can do quite well but the potential for deterioration is there. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for jejunal cancer that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for jejunal cancer that is best and has fewest side effects?

Depends: Depends on type of cancer, how much, location, other factors including extent of disease/spread, predisposing factors, e.g. Ibd, celiac disease. Generally requires surgery, perhaps chemotherapy. Check with GI md, oncologist (cancer specialist), surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lead overdose that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for lead overdose that is best and has fewest side effects?

Lead poisoning: In most cases of lead poisoning, removal from exposure is the only therapy needed. If blood lead levels exceed a certain concentration, chelation therapy may be necessary, which is really a clinical judgment call. Exposure to lead must cease before chelation therapy begins. Dmsa (succimer) is fda-approved for lead-poisoned children, and is effective in adults. It is taken by mouth. ...Read more

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What is adverse effects of having a pacemaker in the long term? Can it be prevented?

What is adverse effects of having a pacemaker in the long term? Can it be prevented?

No adverse effects,,: except battery will have to be changed in a number of years,which requires minor surgery. And no MRI's can be done in future. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for delayed sleep phase that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for delayed sleep phase that is best and has fewest side effects?

Melatonin + light: 1) choose an initial wake up time you can adhere to at the start, 2) upon awakening, get exposure to bright light, 3) later that evening, take melatonin 3mg about 3 hours before your sleep onset time the night before, 4) wake up 1/2 hour earlier the next day and get bright light, 5) repeat 3-4. Eventually, you will correct your sleep-wake schedule. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for left ventricular hypertrophy?

What is the best treatment for left ventricular hypertrophy?

It depends: Hypertrophy means the heart muscle is thickened. This can be in response to extra work, such as inicreased blood pressure or a narrowed aortic valve, or it can be due to an intrinsic abnormality in the heart muscle. The treatment is dependent upon the cause. ...Read more

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What is the likely outcome for bone cancer?

What is the likely outcome for bone cancer?

Depends...: There are different types of cancers of the bone. The 3 most common primary bone cancers are osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma and ewing sarcoma. Cancers that originate in other places can metastasize to the bone. Outcomes will depending on the pathology, extent of involvement, stage, the patients' health & functional status, and treatment. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/sites-types/bone. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hyperthyroid in terms of side effect for women. Radiation or surgery?

What is the best treatment for hyperthyroid in terms of side effect for women. Radiation or surgery?

Rai: Unless you are planning on having a child within 1 to 2 years, radioactive iodine therapy is usually safer than surgery. ...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 is the best drug for cardiac asthma?

What is the best drug for cardiac asthma?

Various: Cardiac asthma means increased fluid tension in your lungs from a cardiac source is making you short of breath. This may be from a heart that is thickened or stiff (diastolic dysfunction), a heart that is enlarged or weakened (systolic dysfunction), or a valve that is not functioning properly. The treatment is different depending on the cause. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the long-term outlook for a sinus obliteration patient?

Nothing to worry.: For prevention of attack: 1. Regula flu shot every year 2. Allegra (fexofenadine) 180 mg , i tablet at night, from nov. To jan. Every year. 3. Quit smoking. 4. Have running humidifier in winter when the heat is on. ...Read more