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Which drugs are used to manage coarctation of the aorta?

Which drugs are used to manage coarctation of the aorta?

Depends: Blood pressure medications are generally the primary medicines for coarctation diagnosed in adults. The ultimate treatment nearly always requires either surgery or a catheterization. Please discuss this with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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What are some drugs which may be used in the management of the patient with heart failure?

What are some drugs which may be used in the management of the patient with heart failure?

Heart failure meds. : Heart failure medications include beta blockers, diuretics, ace inhibitors, digoxin. These are used in various combinations to achieve better heart function and control of symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the best drugs used in the treatment of systolic hypertension?

What are the best drugs used in the treatment of systolic hypertension?

Several Drugs: I suppose your question is about Isolated Systolic Hypertension.I will list the groups as there are many 1Diuretics like Hydrochlorthiazide 2Calcium channel Blockers like Cardizem 3Beta Blockers like Coreg 4Nitrites 5Angiotensin Convering Enzymes like Lisnopril 6Angiotensin Receptor Blockers like Valsartan All these drugs can be used in Isolated SystolicHypertension ...Read more

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Which is the best drugs used in the treatment of systolic hypertension?

Which is the best drugs used in the treatment of systolic hypertension?

ACEI ; carvedilol: Acei = angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors were first ; continue best track record to reduce mortality rates for congestive heart failure (1 result of HTN ) but commonly do not improve heart function, just slow decline. Fat soluble ones, e.g. Perindopril best. Adding on carvedilol, with care (along with aggressively txing drivers of arterial disease) usually improves heart function over time. ...Read more

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How many of the most stent in the coronary blood vessels which used? what risk if the use of stent exceed the limit ?

How many of the most stent in the coronary blood vessels which used? what risk if  the use of stent exceed the limit ?

No absolute limit: There is no real limit to the number of stents that could be implanted. If a single blockage keeps coming back, then stenting and restenting that same segment of artery may not be the best approach, ...Read more

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What are the strategies used to deliver the drugs to the cns?

What are the strategies used to deliver the drugs to the cns?

Many: Drugs may reach the CNS through several ways, depending upon the particular drug chemistry and the integrity of the blood brain barrier. Methods of CNS drug administration include: oral, intravenous, intrathecal (to the spinal fluid), convection enhanced delivery (directly to the brain through a catheter) and surgical implantation of drug wafers. This is a complex subject. ...Read more

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With the type of hypotension when arteries are vasodilated. What type of medication are the most effective for bringing BP to normal ?

With the type of hypotension when arteries are vasodilated. What type of medication are the most effective for bringing BP to normal ?

Depends on the cause: In life threatening cases intravenous medications are used like epinephrine, norepinephrine, phenylephrine, dopamine, vasopressin or dobutamine. For predominant vasodilation the most commonly used "pressors" are norepinephrine, phenylephrine and epinephrine. Remember the most important thing is to address the cause of vasodilation. ...Read more

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What type of medication are the most effective in treating hypotension with arterial or venous vasodilation being the cause of the hypotension ?

What type of medication are the most effective in treating hypotension with arterial or venous vasodilation being the cause of the hypotension ?

Midodrine: Fluids Midodrine and fludrocortisone http://www.uspharmacist.com/content/d/in-service/c/46638/ Make sure a table tilt test has been done to rule out cardiogenic syncope. Treatment is beta blockers to dampen cardiac reflex. ...Read more

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What are some of the medicines used to take care of rheumatic heart problem?

What are some of the medicines used to take care of rheumatic heart problem?

Rheumatic heart: If acute rheumatic fever we use antistreptococcal antibiotics. Once rheumatic heart disease is present we treat what the manifestation is. Sometimes this is medication and sometimes it surgery. The medicines are the same as for congestive heart failure and arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Which kinds of drugs is the least dangerous & which ones are the most? **just curious**

Which kinds of drugs is the least dangerous & which ones are the most? **just curious**

Too Broad: This question, to answer, would take up a ten pound textbook. What do you mean by drugs? Medications? Supplements? Illegal substances? Taking any medication without the doctor's input is very dangerous. There is risk to health and risk to legal standing within your community. ...Read more

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Which medication controls or cures fifficult hypertension with the least amount of dangerous side effects to liver, kidneys,muscles...all body parts?

Which medication controls or cures fifficult hypertension with the least amount of dangerous side effects to liver, kidneys,muscles...all body parts?

Depends: There is no single medication that does everything. All BP meds lower BP about 10 points or so with individual differences. The best one for you depends on what other health issues you may have: kidney disease? Angina? Congestive heart failure? Diabetes? Prostate enlargement? There are different best BP meds for each. ...Read more

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Is coronary artery disease the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction? More specifically how are they related?

Is coronary artery disease the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction? More specifically how are they related?

HEART ATTACK: Coronary artery disease is disease of the arteries to your heart. Atherosclerosis is hardening of those arteries. Myocardial infarction is injury to your heart muscle because oxygen carrying blood could not get thru your diseased , hardened coronary arteries. = heart attack. ...Read more

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What test is used to diagnose coarctation of the aorta?

A few: A simple, but effective way is to measure blood pressure in both arms and at least one leg. We now most commonly first check with an echocardiogram. Depending on the quality of those images, a ct or MRI may help. But again, good old fashioned blood pressure is the best way to start. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana be used in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome? Looking to replace existing medications with side-effect-friendlier ones.

Can medical marijuana be used in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome? Looking to replace existing medications with side-effect-friendlier ones.

Marijuana: I don't think it is a good idea while you have nephritic syndrome. Please discuss this with the doctor seeing you for the nephritic syndrome. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Occlusion of abdominal aorta and other lower limb arteries treated by embolectomy,what are all the food item we have to take for life saving and limb?

Occlusion of abdominal aorta and other lower limb arteries treated by embolectomy,what are all the food item we have to take for life saving and limb?

Forks over knives: Complete vegan diets as described in a book/ video "forks over knives" shows the best dietary practices to reverse blockages in general. Study performed by dr caldwell esseylstein shows documented improvement in heart blockages with this diet. Medications such as crestor, (rosuvastatin) stopping smoking, exercise will also be important. ...Read more

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What are the drugs used to treat cardiac arrhythmia?

What are the drugs used to treat cardiac arrhythmia?

It depends!: There are many - but the choice depends on the specific rhythm disorder being treated. Many have side effects, and doctors are using these drugs less than they did in the past. The choice of which drug, if any, to use depends on how troublesome the arrhthmia is, and whether an ablation procedure is available that may eliminate the need for drugs. ...Read more

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The installation of an IVC filter is all that is needed to avoid most heart attacks, strokes and PE's if there is a history of familial heart disease?

The installation of an IVC filter is all that is needed to avoid most heart attacks, strokes and PE's if there is a history of familial heart disease?

No way;can only trap: large clots traveling from leg & pelvis veins from proceeding to right heart & lungs. Heart attacks & strokes result from clots in arteries leaving left heart, including supplying heart muscle itself. Most are without symptoms, due to plaque rupture or clots from left atria (rarely ventricle), occur without warning. Setup is atherosclerosis, LDL-P, HbA1c & Systolic BP not ?, Large-HDL-P not ?, etc ...Read more