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If someone is withdrawing from opiates with a heart rate of 44 after undergoing a Cath operation, what are the consequences of not taking a opiate ?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: Opiate= little death

Unfortunately, the stage was set for opiate withdrawal BEFORE the cath operation.
(This is the danger of taking opiates when you don't need it!) As uncomfortable as it is, withdrawal will not kill the pt. Not taking opiate will improve heart rate, oxygen delivery, thinking. TAKING an opiate during withdrawal, while it may alleviate some pain, comes with a host of problems that COULD kill the pt.GL

In brief: Opiate= little death

Unfortunately, the stage was set for opiate withdrawal BEFORE the cath operation.
(This is the danger of taking opiates when you don't need it!) As uncomfortable as it is, withdrawal will not kill the pt. Not taking opiate will improve heart rate, oxygen delivery, thinking. TAKING an opiate during withdrawal, while it may alleviate some pain, comes with a host of problems that COULD kill the pt.GL
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