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Diabetes - my friend died?

A: Diabetes itself won''t kill you. An hyperosmolar coma will, an acute myocardial infarction will, but the latter may appear very late in life or never and the former only appears if you have a bad control. Enjoy your daily life, and don''t be afraid. Perhaps your friend was not managing his diabetes as well as you think. BG numbers can be all over the place, even in a seemingly "healthy" person. As long as you keep your levels under control, you should remain in good health and live a long life. I''m very sorry for the loss of your friend. Hi I am sorry about your friend. Well I know this much Having diabetes is bad for your health. MY mother had that and cervical cancer at the same time. Just make sure...


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High Levels of Creatine Kinase and Aldolase in my blood

A: Dear Don,   I would like to tell your that a vitamin deficiency is what is causing your problem, but I honestly do not think that is what is doing it and your doctor is wise to do the muscle biopsy..... There are several seperate CPK readings and I do not know is this 2500-8800 U/L reading to for "total CPK" or one of the other 3.....  Anyway, I will try to explain the possible medical problems this way.... Increased levels of "total" CPK could be caused by disease or injury affecting the heart muscle, skeletal muscle and brain.... Increased levels of CPK-BB isoenzyme could be caused by diseases affecting the central nervous system, or adenocarcinoma (especially breast and lung) or Pulmonary infarction.... Increased levels of CPK-MB...


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What Are the Causes of Right Bundle Branch Block?

A: A right bundle branch block is a problem with the heart`s electrical conduction system. Every heartbeat is orchestrated by an electrical impulse or charge that travels from the sinoatrial (SA) node controlling contraction of the left and right atria, to a substation the bundle of His located between the atria and the ventricles. The conduction pathways divide at this electrical node into a left and right branch to serve the respective ventricles and coordinate a synchronized contraction of the heart as a single muscle. A block in either of these two systems can be a complete failure a "short" so to speak or a delayed impulse. Possible causes of right bundle branch block may include a previous heart attack, a congenital deformity, or the result of developing cardiovascular disease,...


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What Are Some Causes Of PVC?

A: The causes of Premature Ventricular Contractions could be many things. Some causes are ischemia, hypercapnea, hypoxia, cardiomyopathy, myocardial contusion, mitral valve prolapse, myocarditis, smoking, alcohol, drugs, caffeine, anti-depressant drugs, increased levels of calcium in the blood, heart attacks and thyroid problems. Also, stress, lack of sleep, increased levels of adrenaline and certain medications can trigger PVC''s. PVC frequently occurs with no cause, but there are some possible causes. They can be smoking, stress, drinking alcohol or caffeine, using drugs like cocaine and certain medicines such as digoxin. Also an increased level of adrenaline can be a possible cause. PVC can be cause by many states, diseases and sometimes drugs, must of the times...


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What are some diseases of the circulatory system?

A: Some of the diseases of the circulatory system is Aortic Aneurysm, Angina, Arrhythmia, Atherosclerosis, High Blood Pressure, and Peripheral Vascular Disease. -quote- ''Aortic Aneurysm: Aortic aneurysm is bulging in the wall of the aorta, the largest artery of the body. Aortic aneurysm is caused due to aortic dissection (tear in the aortic wall) or defect in the aortic wall. A rupture of the bulging may cause heavy bleeding or hemorrhage. Aortic aneurysm can be developed as a complication of certain other diseases such as obesity, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. Angina: Angina is pain or discomfort in the chest area, due to blockage in the blood vessels leading to the heart. The symptoms of angina are observed when there is insufficient supply of oxygen and blood to the heart....


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What Are Some Causes Of PVC?

A: The causes of Premature Ventricular Contractions could be many things. Some causes are ischemia, hypercapnea, hypoxia, cardiomyopathy, myocardial contusion, mitral valve prolapse, myocarditis, smoking, alcohol, drugs, caffeine, anti-depressant drugs, increased levels of calcium in the blood, heart attacks and thyroid problems. Also, stress, lack of sleep, increased levels of adrenaline and certain medications can trigger PVC''s. PVC frequently occurs with no cause, but there are some possible causes. They can be smoking, stress, drinking alcohol or caffeine, using drugs like cocaine and certain medicines such as digoxin. Also an increased level of adrenaline can be a possible cause. PVC can be cause by many states, diseases and sometimes drugs, must of the times...


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Have you ever had to do cpr? did the person live?

A: NOPE.............. no, I don''t know how I would handle the situation I have done CPR many times. Some lived, some were not able to be saved. It is a heck of a good feeling when someone you worked on stops by the firehouse to thank you, and you know they were clinically dead before you started to work on them. When you are doing CPR, if you do not break a couple of the patient''s ribs, you are not applying enough pressure. i had to do it twice, but was beaten to it both times. Once at a tennis court, the other time at basketball. From my CPR training, you probably weren''t pushing hard enough. It surprised me from my training how hard you have to push. You feel like your about to break their sternum. Frankly, don''t be Gentle when giving CPR. Yes, but she was technically dead (she was in...


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What does the "ST" in ST segment elevation stand for?

A: Scheduled Tribe lol.. enufwork is right!! it is named ST because as you know in the alphabetic form it T is after S AND QRS which is for ventricular depolarization and A B C D E F G...QRST...U as it is said it is seen in ischemia ST segment changes and in electrolyte changes like hyperkalemia but it has been reported in healthy young people so ST segment deviations should be addressed in their clinical setting i know QRS is the ventricular contraction... i think ST is the distance or time in between the contraction and repolarization (relaxing). if the ST is elevated, im guessing that the heart did not fully repolarize due to many reasons out there that could be named. i read that it is a good indication of acute myocardial

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  Pain in left arm and chest.???

A: Hello, first cause that should be ruled out would be heart attack (acute myocardial infarction). In acutemyocardial infarction pain from chest radiates to arm. Your friend also has a history of heart disease. Youshould consult your doctor who will do ECG and will look for any changes in heart. Hope this helps and takecare....


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Does digoxin in a patient with a heart rate of 100 and in AF has any benefit at all?

A: Unfortunately, we found nothing addressing this question using Cochrane, TRIP and Medline.  We did find some information that may be of some use.  However, in the absense of an obvious answer, an expert opinion from a cardiologist may be appropriate. PRODIGY has a guideline entitled “Atrial Fibrillation” (1) which says: “Rate-control treatment is given to relieve symptoms. The goal of treatment is usually to keep the ventricular rate less than 90/minute at rest and 180/minute on exercise [Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 1999” It discusses the role of digoxin, saying: “Digoxin may control the ventricular rate in a resting person, but is less effective at controlling heart rate during exercise. Digoxin toxicity is the most serious, and...
 
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