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Doctor insights on: What Medications Do You Treat Left Ventricular Failure

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From where I will get detailed information of e.C.G. Changes in left ventricular failure?

From where I will get detailed information of e.C.G. Changes in left ventricular failure?

No where : Lv failure (I assume you mean reduced pumping power) does not result in any specific ECG findings. In fact, the ECG can look completely normal! On the other hand, in many patients, a whole range of abnormalities can be seen, including evidence of prior heart attacks (myocardial infarctions), conduction system disease, thickening of the heart muscle (hypertrophy), etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I've heard of heart failure but why is lvf (left ventricular failure) different?

I've heard of heart failure but why is lvf (left ventricular failure) different?

Similar: In most patients, heart failure is due to left ventricul failure (either systolic or diastolic), so the terms are rather similar. ...Read more

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What is meant by decreased cardiac output related to left ventricular failure?

What is meant by decreased cardiac output related to left ventricular failure?

Sick muscle: The heart is supposed to pump out a certain amount with every heart beat, if that amount is too low, e.g. Low out put, the heart muscle is too weak to do its job(failure). ...Read more

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I have diagnosed with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. I am confused as to what blood pressure medication will best slow this condition.?

I have diagnosed with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction.  I am confused as to what blood pressure medication will best slow this condition.?

Beta-blockers/ACEI: Diastolic properties in the heart are improved by slowing heart rate (lengthens the time of diastolic filling and relaxing the muscle (to enhance compliance and improve dastolic filling). Beta-blockers like Carvedilol have shown benefit in this setting as ave acei/arb agents. Calcium blockers may also help nicely in this setting. If diastolic failure, gentle diuresis might help. ...Read more

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What is the antiarrythmic drug of choice for paroxysmal Afib started before 1yr in 72yr male hypertensive with mild left ventricular hyper trophy?

What is the antiarrythmic drug of choice for paroxysmal Afib started before 1yr in 72yr male hypertensive with mild left ventricular hyper trophy?

A-fib drugs: There are options for treating atrial fibrillation. 1) Use beta blockers &/or calcium blockers to control the heart rate, but this does not prevent a-fib episodes. 2) Anti-arrhythmic drugs vary in effectiveness and side effects: amiodarone, sotalol, flecainide, and dofetilide are used. 3) An ablation procedure is another strategy. Get a consult on HealthTap to look at your particular case! ...Read more

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What is the meaning of grade 1 left ventricular impairment?

What is the meaning of grade 1 left ventricular impairment?

Diastolic failure: The mildest form is called an "abnormal relaxation pattern", or grade i diastolic dysfunction. On the mitral inflow doppler echocardiogram, there is reversal of the normal e/a ratio. This pattern may develop normally with age in some patients, and many grade i patients will not have any clinical signs or symptoms of heart failure. ...Read more

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Is drug induced eps treatable?

Is drug induced eps treatable?

EPS: Extra pyramidal symptoms are very treatable, mainly by adjusting the dose of the psychotropic medication, switching to another psychotropic with less eps side effect, or adding medications to counter the side-effects such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cogentin. ...Read more

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Is bursitis treatable with medication?

Is bursitis treatable with medication?

Yes: Most cases of bursitis are inflammatory, and thus can be treated with anti-inflammatories. This includes oral and injectable steroids as well as topical or oral nsaids. Infectious bursitis, called septic bursitis, requires use of antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do you assess left ventricular function?

How do you assess left ventricular function?

Echocardiogram: This is most commonly done with an echocardiogram, an ultrasound of the heart. It is also assessed when dye is injected into the heart at the time of a cardiac catheterization or by the injection of radioactive substances into the heart, which is commonly done as part of a stress test. ...Read more

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Is vittiligo really treatable? What does the medication do?

Is vittiligo really treatable?  What does the medication do?

Yes it is treatable: There are several treatments available for vitiligo which will help stimulate the pigment to come back. However, treatments cannot necessarily prevent new areas of vitiligo. ...Read more

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Dandruff that is not treatable by any medication can be treated permanantly?

Dandruff that is not treatable by any medication can be treated permanantly?

No permanent cure: Dandruff is a chronic disorder of the skin that can be controlled or stabilized but there is not a cure. It tends to keep recurring especially when the scalp is dry or if irritated or stressed. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of a Well preserved left ventricular function. Many thanks.

What is the meaning of a Well preserved left ventricular function. Many thanks.

Ejection fraction: The left ventricle exists to pump blood throughout the body. During each heartbeat, the ventricle pumps a certain fraction of the blood it receives. A well-preserved function means that the ventricle is maintaining its ability to pump blood efficiently throughout the cardiovascular system. During heart failure, the ventricle typically loses this ability. ...Read more

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76yr old grandmom was diagnosed with left ventricular dysfunction. Said her left side was functioning at 48%. What does this mean overall & what is next?

76yr old grandmom was diagnosed with left ventricular dysfunction. Said her left side was functioning at 48%. What does this mean overall & what is next?

Heart failure: Left side (ventricle) of heart pumps blood to body. Ejection fraction is a means to determine efficiency of heart at pumping out blood. Normal is greater than 50%. So anything less is left ventricular dysfunction aka heart failure. Best to control blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, etc. Stop smoking. Check out http://goo.gl/VqLaQW for medication regimen to optimize health. ...Read more

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What does a left ventricular obstruction mean on an ekg?

What does a left ventricular obstruction mean on an ekg?

ECG: Left ventricular obstruction has no meaning on an ecg. Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction can cause the left ventricle to hypertrophy anatomically. The hypertrophy can be seen on ecg as the LVH pattern. One can not however read 'obstruction' on an ecg, it can be suspected but not diagnosed by ecg alone absent other information. ...Read more

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What does left ventricular hyper trophy mean from an EKG?

What does left ventricular hyper trophy mean from an EKG?

Hypertension: It means that the l ventricle of the heart is enlarged. This is the part of the heart that carries blood to be pumped to the body. This is usually due to high blood pressure. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Which drugs for psvt are safe for someone with ventricular arrhythmias?

Which drugs for psvt are safe for someone with ventricular arrhythmias?

Pharmacotherapy: Drug therapy of arrhythmias is individualized and there is a lot of overlap of medications used for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. When the heart function is otherwise normal, drug therapy is 'safer' than in patients with abnormal ventricular function. Having said that we often have to treat arrhythmias in patients with abnormal ventricular function. Discuss with your doctor for your specific ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with mild global left ventricular hypokinesia with no regional wakl motion abnormalities, does this mean I'm going to die?

I was just diagnosed with mild global left ventricular hypokinesia with no regional wakl motion abnormalities, does this mean I'm going to die?

No: It is a description of an echo finding of the motion of your heart. Have you had a heart attack or an infection or other heart trouble. Discuss with your Dr and a better more understandable number is to ask what your ER (ejection fraction) is but this will depend on your age and health state. ...Read more

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What is an abdominal left ventricular assist device used for?

What is an abdominal left ventricular assist device used for?

Same use for LVAD. : However, it is the location of the pump that makes it abdominal or chest. ...Read more

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What is mild concentric left ventricular hyper trophy ?

What is mild concentric left ventricular hyper trophy
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Mild LVH: Mildly increased thickening of the left ventricular walls in a uniform fashion. Most common reason is hypertension. ...Read more

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Left ventricular cavityy size is mildly enlarged, should I be concerned?

Left ventricular cavityy size is mildly enlarged, should I be concerned?

More info needed: That depends on many additional pieces of information, such as your body size, clinical history, other structural circumstances of the heart, past medical history, function of the heart. If you are aware that you lv cavity size is mildly enlarged, you have had cardiac imaging; I recommend discussing this with your cardiologist for an accurate answer. ...Read more

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What is left ventricular atrophy?

What is left ventricular atrophy?

Ventricular atrophy: Left ventricular atrophy is a reduction in size of the left ventricle of the heart, the chamber of the heart responsible for pumping freshly oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. People with this condition can experience a number of health complications, and there are treatments available to arrest or reverse the atrophy. ...Read more

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What is left ventricular assist device?

What is left ventricular assist device?

Device, propel blood: It is a device that propels blood thus taking over the function of the weak and failing left lower heart chamber. It is typically implanted in patients with severe class 4 heart failure who would otherwise have little mobility or not survive due to the failing heart. ...Read more

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Is left ventricular hypokinesis dangerous?

Is left ventricular hypokinesis dangerous?

It can be: Depends on location and overall involvement of the heart muscle as determined by an echocardiogram. It is not dangerous if associated with a conduction abnormality (bundle branch block) for example or a normal ejection fraction. ...Read more

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What is the left ventricular assist device?

What is the left ventricular assist device?

Booster pump: Instead of a totally artificial heart which replaces the entire heart, a lvad is a much smaller pump that boosts the pumping ability of the left ventricle (the main pumping chamber). This has many technical advantages over a totally artificial heart. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the left ventricular assist device?

Help the heart: Lvad — for end stage hf and bridging for heart transplant and at times as a last resort treatment for refractory hf treatment. ...Read more

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What is causing the dizziness along with Left Ventricular Cardiomyopathy?

What is causing the dizziness along with Left Ventricular Cardiomyopathy?

There are many: potential causes of dizziness when a patient has a cardiomyopathy. Some from low BP, some from arrhythmia and may from the medications used to treat the cardiomyopathy. These are concerns that should be discussed with your health care provider who has your full medical history available. ...Read more