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Archive for January, 2015

Discover Pericardial Effusion and how the Treatments and Drugs can help


Date: January 31st, 2015

There are available treatments for pericardial effusion, but most of them depend on the quantity of fluid that you have accumulated, the cause of the effusion and if it can cause less heart function, because of the pressure on the heart or cardiac tamponade.  Treating the underlying cause may be of help in correcting the issue.

Medicines to lessen the swelling

If there is no tamponade or if there is no adequate treatment of tamponade, the doctor may give you either aspirin, NSAIDs and Colcrys to cure the swelling regarding pericardium that might contribute to pericardial effusion. If your body will not respond to the medicine of if you have a recurring pericardial effusion after the treatment has been successful, then the doctor might prescribe a corticosteroid like prednisone.

Marfan Syndrome and the Effective Treatments and Medications for it


Date: January 30th, 2015

Though there is no treatment for Marfan syndrome, the treatment mainly focuses in providing preventive measures to the complications of the said disease.  In the past, people who had Marfan syndrome seldom lived over 40. Just with proper care, close monitoring and fresh treatments, people with Marfan will be able to live longer and normal too.

AHA a New Treatment Choice for Marfan syndrome


Date: January 29th, 2015

In Chicago, there are reports that say an angiotensin receptor blocker is not better than the standard type of beta blockers for slowing down aortic root enlargement that usually leads to partition and death in Marfan syndrome according to a trial. The aortic root size standardized for the body surface area & adjusted for baseline can improve adequately with the treatment for both groups. The Z score slopes became negative for losartan and atenolol.

A Women Was Revived After Being Clinically Dead After Giving Birth


Date: January 28th, 2015

In a hospital in Kuwait, there is a pregnant 36 years old Filipina woman who was admitted in the hospital in her 9th month with an acute blood pressure condition. She suffered from a cardiac arrest and she was declared clinically dead too. The doctors rushed to her to give birth to her child thru a C section, but without anesthesia, since the woman was assumed dead during those times. She delivered a healthy baby boy at 6.9lbs. The doctors attempted to revive her and they were surprised when she started to breath once again.

What to do in Cases of Cardiac Arrest?


Date: January 27th, 2015

Sudden cardiac arrest

Having abnormality in the rhythm of the heart or better known as arrhythmia may result in sudden cardiac arrest. This problem has something to do with the electrical system of the heart. Compared to the muscles of the body that depends on the nerve connections to get the electrical stimulation that they need to be able to function well.

Know the Distinction between Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack


Date: January 26th, 2015

A heart attack & a cardiac arrest are both risky, but these are 2 different cardiac events. A heart attack may occur when there is just small amount of blood flowing to the heart, while in a cardiac arrest the heart fails to work normally and it just stops beating to the point that a person may actually die from it by losing consciousness first.

Epinephrine Really Affect the Survival of People with Cardiac Arrest


Date: January 25th, 2015

Epinephrine is also known as adrenaline. This is typically given in the hospital for patients suffering from cardiac arrest and is likely to have small chances of survival without mental disability, but there was a study that showed that there are people who actually recovered from impulsive circulation, their survival to hospital discharge with Cerebral Performance category 1 or 2 at 17% of patients given epinephrine at the hospital when compared with 60%. In an analysis, the survival with good neurological outcome may be less common when given epinephrine.

An Effective Preventive Measure for Cases of Second Stroke


Date: January 24th, 2015

The finest secondary stroke prevention therapy includes a mixture of antihypertensive, antithrombotic and anti-lipid modifying medicines. There were all linked in lowering the risks of a person to have a second stroke, cardio instances and fatality among people who have had stroke in the past.

Understanding Heart Murmuring and how it will affect Your Life


Date: January 23rd, 2015

Everything about heart murmuring

Heart murmuring is a sound that the blood makes as it flows thru your heart. The doctor will use a stethoscope to listen to the beat. If your heart murmurs, your doctor can hear that, because there will be a swishing noise with the heartbeat. It might be scary to know that you or anyone in the family has a heart murmur. But this is very usual, especially among kids and this is also harmless. The murmur is commonly called innocent heart murmurs. Your heart is absolutely fine if the murmuring is the innocent one. ½ of the kids have this and they typically outgrow it.

The Dangers of Untreated Rheumatoid Arthritis


Date: January 22nd, 2015

Managing rheumatoid arthritis treatment might be very inconvenient for you at times, but it will all be worth it. As a matter of fact, there is a better alternative that may place your life’s quality in danger. Without the right treatment, rheumatoid arthritis may cause long term effects to your joints and damages that may not be repaired at all to the entire body, along with the pain and the disability too according to a doctor.