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Outcome Of Pvc
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is the best treatment for hyperthyroid in terms of side effect for women. Radiation or surgery?
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
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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