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When Is Digoxin Held
It is a heart drug...A purified product of the foxglove plant. It has effects which include strengthening the contraction of the heart muscle, slowing conduction of the heart's electrical impulse through the av node and thereby helping to slow the heart rate during atrial fibrillation. Because of potential toxicity, its use has been largely replaced ...Read more
Sometimes: This will depend upon several factors: severity of the fracture, timing of the injury, patient age and medical condition, coexisting injuries, and so forth. Those mds who specialize in caring for fractures want to assure patient comfort, safety and successful healing. If anesthesia or sedation will be helpful and safe, doctors won't hesitate. Don't worry! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When blood pressure is measured with a stethoscope and sphygmomanometer, a pulse is heard when the pressure decreases. Why is this?
Low blood pressure: Trendelenburg position helps increase blood flow back towards the heart. In situations where you have low blood pressure from lets say, loss of blood, the position increases flow back towards the core of our body so that whatever blood you have left can be distributed to more critical organs (brain ). ...Read more
Decrease pulse?: I think you mean that your pulse decreases when you take a deep breath and hold your breath. Breathing cycles the blood return to the heart via the intrathoracic pressures. Holding breath on the other hand is like a valsalva maneuver which increases the pressures sensed by the carotid bodies, and hence decreases heart rate. ...Read more
My highest blood pressure is 140/100. Usually it happens when lot of work stress and after excercise.Normally blood pressure measure 120/85. Is it ok?
When is pericardial effusion measured. Is it measured when the heart is @ its smallest or when the pericardial effusion is @ its smallest? Thanks!
Effusion itself: The amount of effusion around the heart is what is measured. ...Read more
Trachea move: I can be moved with you fingers ...Read more
When I'm standing up my hr is highter than when sitting down but my blood pressure is the same if not lower? What's wrong?
When you: Stand your body must adjust to try to keep blood flow to your organs steady when gravity would cause all the blood to flow down, those numbers are part of this process and normal ...Read more
When mitral valve repair is done on babies is it the same process a annupolsty ring is inserted the same way as adults?
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Is it consisered compulsive lieing when its only toward a few certant people, if the lying is all the time?
Bad habit: Better to not lie at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
My heart rate is lower during the day when sitting upright, when laying down my heart rate is higher. Is this normal?
Normal variation: Heart rates vary through the day, under precise control by a nerve network and by adrenaline levels in the blood. Many things can increase the heart rate, including exercise, emotion, dehydration, and even paying attention to the heart rate. If you feel palpitations or other symptoms when your heart rate is fast, a heart monitor can help figure out if you are having any abnormal heart rhythms. ...Read more
My mom has difficulty swallowing pradaxa. Often times the pill is half chewed before we get it down. is this dangerous?
Need more info: This is a serious drug that interferes with coagulation. I feel it is very important that she talk over this problem with the physician who prescribed it. I also don't think it is wise to chew the tablet. ...Read more
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