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What results can be expected from a successful cardioversion?

What results can be expected from a successful cardioversion?

Rhythm: For cardioversion from atrial fibrillation to normal sinus rhythm success would be restoration of normal conduction. Patient may notice decreased palpitations, less fatigue, less dizziness, less shortness of breath and other symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
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Cardioversion (Definition)

Electrical conversion ...Read more


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What can be expected from a thoracotomy?

Depends: Depends on technique. These may provide some information: http://goo.Gl/0qt0jb http://goo.Gl/lqwwnf http://goo.Gl/itz15b. ...Read more

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What can be expected from an arteriogram?

What can be expected from an arteriogram?

Broad question: In general, this is an outpatient procedure. You will arrive NPO, and will typically be sedated. A local anesthetic is injected to numb the entry site. A sheath is placed in the vessel and a catheter (hollow tube) is advanced while watching on fluoroscopy to the body part being studied. An iodine based contrast agent is injected through the catheter either by hand or a power injector while ...Read more

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Can you explain utereroscopy and if it's usually done as a next step for ESWL that didn't work? Would it be one treatment & what is the success rate?

Can you explain utereroscopy and if it's usually done as a next step for ESWL that didn't work? Would it be one treatment & what is the success rate?

Endoscopy in ureter: Looking into the urine tube "backwards" from your bladder up towards your kidney (as opposed to "percutaneous nephroureteroscopy" - through your skin into the kidney). It can be done with a rigid or flexible scope. It is possible to access the kidney in this fashion, but is very time consuming and laborious. Depends on the overall stone burden remaining, or if the stones are stuck somewhere. ...Read more

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When can I expect the results for cardiac catheterization to be available?

When can I expect the results for cardiac catheterization to be available?

Usually right away: In general, your cardiologist will speak to you (and perhaps your family members) right after your angiogram. But of course, everything is individualised to the patient and the situation so speak to your cardiologist beforehand to ask when you can expect to discuss what is seen during the procedure with her/him. ...Read more

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Can someone be honest about the invasiveness of a total disc replacement? Would it be impossible to return to elite running afterwards?

Can someone be honest about the invasiveness of a total disc replacement? Would it be impossible to return to elite running afterwards?

Depends what disk.: Healing and recovery is much better and more complete after disk replacement surgery in your neck then in your low back. Many people can return to high level physical activity after spine surgery, but not everyone and unfortunately there is no way to predict and no guarantees. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can be expected from getting a liver biopsy done?

What can be expected from getting a liver biopsy done?

Depends: It depends on reason for which you are having liver biopsy. There are risks with liver biopsy procedure itself. But overall risk is low, especially it is done in a center where liver biopsies are being done in large numbers. ...Read more

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What symptoms can be expected after a cardiac catheterization?

What symptoms can be expected after a cardiac catheterization?

None: When catheterization goes well, there should not be any symptoms. Some patients get a soreness at the access site which should go away within hourse to days. Other bruising that shows up 24-48 hours after the procedure. ...Read more

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Having oral surgery this wk & now concerned about the anesthesia that will be administered for the procedure. What would most likely be used?

Having oral surgery this wk & now concerned about the anesthesia that will be administered for the procedure. What would most likely be used?

This varies a bit: From clinician to clinician - but common agents used in combination in my day to day practice of anesthesia include - propofol, brevital, nubain, fentanyl, remifentanil, versed, ketamine, & ihalation agent such as nitrous oxide & sevoflurane. A combination of medications allows for the use of smaller doses of each (compliment each other). Lower doses reduces potential negative effects of each. ...Read more

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What will be the normal results for a portal vein bypass?

What will be the  normal results for a portal vein bypass?

TIPSS?: Patients with refractory ascites (maximum diuretic doses not sufficient to control ascites or unacceptable adverse effects/complications with diuretic therapy) can be managed with large-volume paracentesis (lvp) and Albumin replacement or transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (tipss) placement. Although tipss has been shown to be more effective than lvp and alb. Gives more encephalopathy. ...Read more

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What can I expect during a stomach emptying test? Will the length of test be an indicator as to the results ?

What can I expect during a stomach emptying test? Will the length of test be an indicator as to the results ?

Define gastroparesis: Gastroparesis means a stomach ('gastro") that's slow to empty ("paresis")--seen in diabetics, with ischemia, pancreatic cancer, after viral infection, post-surgery, with stomach pacemaker problems (yes, the stomach has a pacemaker!), ; in systemic illness. The stomach normally empties liquids in 1-2 hours, solids 4-6 hours after meals. A gastric emptying scan measures stomach transit of test meal. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of a ectopic pregnancy? Can it be carried full term? I had tubaligation 5months ago and test result is positive.

What is the survival rate of a ectopic pregnancy? Can it be carried full term? I had tubaligation 5months ago and test result is positive.

Dangerous: An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy implanting in a place other than the intrauterine cavity. Most are in the fallopian tube. Other site include ovary, uterine cornua, cervix, etc. If untreated , they most likely will rupture causing internal hemorrhage which is life threatening. There have been cases of ectopics implanting in the abdomen and developing. These are rare and very dangerous. ...Read more

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How soon after a cva, which was a result of carotid stenosis, can a CEA be completed?

How soon after a cva, which was a result of carotid stenosis, can a CEA be completed?

Comments: Most surgeons would wait a minimum of 6-8 weeks. During this time, however, you need to take a protective medication such as Aggrenox or clopidigrel. ...Read more

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What can be expected after an ambulatory phlebectomy?

What can be expected after an ambulatory phlebectomy?

Minimum discomfort.: Ambulatory phlebotomy is a procedure whereby varicose veins are removed. The patient is awake and the areas to be treated are anesthetized with a local anesthetic (tumescent) followed by removing the veins through 2mm punctures. Usually no sutures are used and the procedure is well tolerated. Post procedure you should be able to get back to most routine activities within 3 to 5 days. ...Read more

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What possible hazards can be expected from pacemaker implantation?

What possible hazards can be expected from pacemaker implantation?

Few and rare: Complications are few and rare. The commonest is soreness and a black & blue mark at the implantation site. Infection is very rare. Occasionally the pacing lead position is displaced and needs to be re-positioned days later. Extremely rarely, the lead can injure the wall of the ventricle or atrium. Irritation from the lead can sometimes lead to rhythm disturbances early on but settle down. ...Read more