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While Implanting A Pace Maker Surgeon Punctured My Coronary Sinus What Can Be Consequences From This
Shocked by an outlet for a second while removing paneling from the wall no pain or symptoms at all just wondering if heart rhythm could be effected?
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
One of my ventricles collapsed from my VP shunt over draining will this ventricle get better or stay collapsed & is this dangerous for this to happen?
It Can Be Fixed: It will get better when the cause of the over-drainage is taken care of. You didn't mention any symptoms. Usually something will tip you off,like headache, nausea or sleepiness, etc. It's not dangerous, just a pain in the ---,for you and the doctor.There are a number of ways to take care of the problem; only one ventricle may be a little more complicated,but it's all doable, didn't they tell you? ...Read more
Is novocain dangerous for someone w/ a leaking heart valve? They need to have a tooth extracted but are worried about the shot. If someone has a history of having a leaking valve in the heart but needs there tooth pulled out due to an infection and cavity
"Novacaine" : "novacaine" is no longer used in dentistry. There are other anesthetics that are available. After your complete medical history is reviewed, it will be evaluated and a proper way to procede will be formulated. Make sure you bring your medical history from your cardiologist so your dentist can review it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My right artery from my heart has a blockage and they have to back for a roto rooter procedure. Could not unblock all of it the first time. Complicat?
More complex : A rotoblator procedure is more complex than a cardiac stent. It means that there is significant calcification of the artery that cannot be stented by conventional means. If all goes well, it is a same day procedure and you will typically leave home the next day. It has a higher complication rate however. ...Read more
Mother before 10 years conducted the cardiac catheter and open heart surgery and to this time did not go to see doctor cause of feer. Is it in danger?
My dad is 80, and doesn't want to get a heart cath to detr if he has clogged arteries. What could the repercussions be of not doing the procedure?
Discuss w doctor: That is certainly his right. Many patients with CAD can be managed effectively w conservative strategies. Lack of even a confirmatory diagnostic heart cath might lead to a path of medication choices based on presumption rather than a confirmed diagnosis. This exposes him to potential side effects as well. Regardless, current data suggests that these procedures can be done safely in the elderly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a surgeon ethically drop a patient & cancel a scheduled surgery due to patient's injury lead to a pending lawsuit? I am in desperate need of a hip replacement due to traumatic impact to the hip from a fall. My case is pending and it looks like there
This : This is a difficult question to answer. If a person is having a true medical or surgical emergency, then there are laws that require a hospital and a doctor to take care of that emergency problem for the patient. If it is an elective, non-emergency condition, then it is up to the doctor or surgeon and their personal and office policies as to what services they will offer or accept. It is not uncommon for medical or surgical offices to not accept a medical lien from an attorney's office or third party injury insurance company, waiting to see if payment is accepted in the future. Also there would be hospital fees for a major surgery, and some hospitals also may not accept this type of payment pending legal actions. The surgeon would not be able to perform the operation without the cooperation and availability of the hospital, as well as the anesthesiologist for the surgery too. It may also depend on the severity or expected surgical difficulty of the condition and the medical-legal risks that the doctor's office feels that they may be entering into. You may need to ask your attorney what he/she feels your options are for payments or coverage. The hippocratic oath has to do with offering the best and proper care, not causing harm, and not performing unnecessary or harmful treatments or procedures. I believe that the oath does not mandate that a doctor must take care of all patients for all conditions at the patient's request. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 29 years old and have a 1.9cm splenic artery annyurism. I will be undergoing a arteriogram to repair it. What are the risks? How is recovery?
There is an article about how a girl died from going into cardiac arrest from tonsil surgery. How does that happen?
Could a pacemaker keep an individuals heart beating after a cardiac arrest. If the answer to the above question is yes, then how long would it continue to assist the heart in beating and would it help to prevent brain damage until medical help arrives.
What are the risks of doing a Heart Catheterization if the arteries turns out to be normal? can you still die from the procedure?
Rare but yes : Any invasive procedure has cimolications. The most common for this one are at the place where the catheter gores in blleding clottong damage to artery or nerve abiut 2-4 % in general Death occurs in Less than 1% of cases proprobably less than 0.5% but it can occur. There are several tests that can be done to reduce the negative rate of catheterization discuss complications with your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How likely is the incision to tear open from testicular torsion surgery? Should I be putting any Neosporin on it after 2 weeks? For the record, I haven't busted open the incision, I'm just very nervous about that happening, by accident.
Tumor in my chest and if it's benign and has to be removed it would need heart surgery. Would that mean recovery requires a clean room?
Congestive heart failure i was diagnosed with CHF and a 80 percent block of the right coronary artery my ejection fraction is up to 55-60 from 25-30 i still get tired and short of breath not getting answers from my doctor could that be from the block any
That : That is great news that your ejection fraction (ef) has improved that much, as that is directly correlated with your overall long term prognosis. You clearly are still symptomatic though. If you find that your shortness of breath continues, it is certainly possible that the stenosis in your right coronary artery is the culprit, although without knowing more information it is hard to say definitively. My best advice to you is to find a physician that will answer your questions and communicate with you so that you may understand your care. Heart disease is complex and involves the interplay of many factors, and an excellent relationship with your cardiologist can be the most important one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To clarify. If shoulder pain is caused by untreated heart issue, how long would it take for that situation to progress into a heart attack? Days, wks?
Minutes? Hours?: Racing with the clock? If the pain is present and is being caused by untreated heart disease, it is happening now. Known heart disease ought not to be untreated. This does not mean only surgical procedures or drugs, but can include life style changes with specific attention to the cardiac issue in a serious way. There are varieties of heart attack - you are not a teen - don't play chicken with it. ...Read more
Depends on Approach: The recovery depends greatly on whether the vein is harvested via an "open" technique or an "endoscopic" technique. Surprisingly vein harvest incisions using the "open" technique often break down or become infected. Sutures don't come out sometimes for two weeks. The "endoscopic" technique requires shorter incisions and has fewer complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had successful brain aneurysm coiling 1 year ago. Is it safe for me to fly long distance? Can the pressure be a risk?
I am 55, had a catheterization requiring two stents - one to repair a tear caused by the surgeon, the other to open a blockage. Is cardiac rehab nec?
A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more