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Why Is Adrenaline Not The Medication For Heart Failure
Not useful: Adrenaline is only used during cardiac arrest to "restart" the heart. It has a very short half-life and is metabolized very fast. One of the long-term complications of heart failure is caused by too much adrenaline production to try to stimulate the heart. Beta-blocker medications block the long-term effects of adrenaline and reduce mortality from heart failure. ...Read more
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
Can you have heart failure without having previous heart problems? I used to drink a lot of caffeine now my heart feels weak with no adrenaline
Many: Many medications can be used for this depending on your overall history. Some common ones include lasix, (furosemide) aldactone/spironolactone, ace inhibitors (e.g. Lisinopril), arbs (e.g. Losartan), and nitrates. This requires a discussion with your doctor who knows your history well. ...Read more
Does humeera injections are effective for hidradentitis suppurative patients! Can a patient w/cclass 2 heart failure use this medication!
It is not: Effective for hideadenitis suppurativa. Usually it is controlled by antibiotics ...Read more
No: No, it is not. Many treatments and meds can control it quite well today. Read drdavidsherer. Com to learn more. ...Read more
Does it happen that people are in sinus bradycardia while having heart failure? Without medication?
I take propranolol 20 mg 3 times daily for SVT after having a failed ablation. Can longterm use of this medication cause heart failure?
My father is class 2 heart failure, he had cronic Hidradenitis suppurative his dermatologist dr want to put him under Hummera medication, is it ok!
Yes: With close supervision, Humira (adalimumab) can be used in patients with compensated CHF. ...Read more
I have congestive heart failure my doctor says I hav one and three fourths arteries blocked and put me on medication and won't do anything else what would you recomend?
On medications for dcm and heart failure... Is a weight loss program like body by vi that involves natural supplements safe to use to lose weight.
I will be very: Careful with any weight loss program using natural supplements. When you have dilated cardiomiopathy, treatment require a fine balanced of low sodium diet, fluid intake and medications. Any changes of the above can decompensate the balance and start CHF symptoms. I will talk to your cardiologist and dietitian and do a careful search of the diet. Good luck. ...Read more
Drugs and HF: There are several drugs used to treat specific types of cancer that are associated with the development of heart failure. The most common are doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, and trastuzamab. This doesn't mean that they should not be used but that their use should be carefully monitored. Alcohol, cocaine, and amphetamines can also cause heart failure. ...Read more
Does BP 120/70 for 57+ yr female (on 'Olmezest 20') indicate any post cardiac issue (e.g. heart failure etc)?
Need the whole story: A blood pressure reading of 120/70 (especially if a one-time reading) has no special meaning by itself, because it happens in normal healthy people, in people with "mild" diseases, in people with "serious" diseases, in people with heart problems, and in people with no heart problems. The only way to tell is to get the whole picture of what is happening with a particular patient. ...Read more
Physical exam: Fluid accumulates during congestive heart failure. When the right side of the heart fails, fluid accumulates in the legs and abdomen. When the left side of the heart fails, fluid accumulates in the lungs and makes the patient short of breath. Not infrequently, both sides of the heart fail at the same time. ...Read more
Increasing swelling: This should raise your suspicion especially if associated with shortness of breath and easy fatigueability that is getting worse. The swelling is usually in the legs and is worst at bedtime and least in am on rising from bed. It is unusual to have CHF without leg edema in the evenings, unless you are taking water pills. ...Read more
Several symptoms: The most common symptoms are fatigue, decreased exercise tolerance, shortness of breath with exertion, shortness of breath at night, need to use more pillows to sleep, swelling in the abdomen or legs, weight gain due to fluid buildup. If you experience any of these symptoms, see a cardiologist right away. ...Read more
The tests for Heart failure include:: Electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram, Xray of chest, Complete blood count, Thyroid blood tests, Comprehensive metabolic panel, Troponin, B type natriuretic peptide, Liver function test, Lipid panel, Cardiac catheterization, Right heart catheterization, Basic metabolic panel, Heart biopsy, Probnp, N terminal. ...Read more
Otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with ...Read more
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