Anesthesiology consultation required before C-section if heart disease?

Absolutely. If you have heart disease, it is essential that your anesthesiologist knows the details. Consultation allows us to get records and create a plan in advance. This could be difference between life and death, depending on nature of disease. Also may be necessary to go to another hospital with specialists if your disease is severe and the necessary resources are not available.
Yes, definitely! If you have heart disease, you should definitely discuss this with your anesthesiologist in advance. Some kinds of heart disease can affect the choice of anesthesia. A patient who is on blood thinners may need to have general anesthesia for c-section instead of a spinal or epidural, for example. The anesthesiologist will review your information and discuss all your options with you. Good luck!

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Does Non Sustained V-Tach require a referral to an Electrophysiologist if no Evidence of structural heart disease is found?

No. Non sustained VT (depending on the rate and duration) is not a worrisome finding in patients without structural heart disease or syncope (passing out.) This would not require a referral to an EP. Read more...

Which is bigger factor for future heart disease--sedentary life or bad diet?

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Do you believe dr ornish that you can reverse heart disease if you change your diet and lifestyle?

Yes avoid toxic food. While ornish did prove that lifestyle interventions could reverse heart disease, he erroneously concluded that it was the low fat component of his program that did the trick. Ornish employed various interventions including cigarette cessation, stress reduction and avoidance of toxic items in your diet. Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates. Read more...

Besides green leafy vegetables what else is good to have in your diet to reduce your risk of heart disease?

Fruit, fiber, etc. This answer has somewhat changed over time, but many health professionals agree that a diet with many vegetables, high fiber foods like wheat bread, beans, etc., and healthy meats like chicken and fish are the staples of a good diet to reduce risk of heart disease. Fish are especially good due to their omega3-fatty acids. A glass of wine per day has also been agreed upon to be helpful. Read more...