My sister suffered a heart attack due to pneumonia that caused her body to go into septis/septic. The ER doctors revived her & are treating her with broad spectrum antibiotics, fluids, BP meds, propothol to sedate & 25 mcg fentanyl for pain. She is on a ventilator & when they try to wean her off the sedation she convulses. The lack of oxygen to the brain was minimal time lapse. The doctors have not done EEG or CT of the brain to check for function yet however they are telling us her prognosis for recovery was life changing & survival is not likely. What can we do?
My mother is 85 years old. In July this year she had a heart attack, cardiac cath revealed a blocked over 90 percent artery which was opened, stent and she is on several medication including hypertension, diabetes. She complains of lightheadedness , blood pressure rises, shortness of breath and she feels her legs are giving out, can t hold her, she has chronic constipation, feels bloated and contributes her shortness of breath to the lack of bowel movement. She uses walker all the time now, doesn t want to be alone especially at night. What can I do to help her
Hi I had sever mitral',valve reguritation in june when was pregnant, my last heart scan showed the leaking had slowed/stopped, I am due another heart scan next week, but these last few days been experiencing bad circulation in my feet when i get out of bed, have always had in my hands but never my feet,'will this be due to my heart problem?
Hello Dr, 41 year old, non-smoker, 1-5 units of alcohol a week, active, no other health issues. Family history of heart problems (Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ), have been checked and do not have it, although have a slight thickening of arterial knuckle which gets monitored. I m getting what feels like pulses or faint flutters from my oesophagus region to the top of my sternum region, these symptoms are infrequent during the day to sometimes non-existent, but at night the symptoms only occur when laid on my back or on my left side (they disappear when I m lying on my right side?) and feel more constant with a heart beat ie pulses at a constant rate. Occasionally have slight breathlessness since this has started 1 week ago. Now I ve had a slight upset stomach (although not constipated I ve not been regular) the last week and the symptoms do seem to be more present when I have heavy feeling in my stomach and then subside once I pass wind. Is the pulses/flutter linked to this and could be a blockage and wind not escaping? Or something else?
My husband's heart is beating loudly and seems to be beating irregularly. I took his blood pressure and it was normal. His heart rate was 102bpm. He also has an urge to cough periodically. He's had these episodes happen before and the cough has helped at times. Do we need to be concerned? His father died from heart disease and started having an irregular heart beat when he was 35.
Recently I have been experiencing a "racing heart" ulse rate upwards to 111, and general tiredness. Is this something to be concerned about since heart disease runs in my family, including a sibling that died from a heat attack at age 57. My age is 56
How do I help my wife of 40 + years who has developed dementia in the last two, getting worse all the time: memory, mood etc. I try to do everything I can for her but she does not cooperate a good share of the time. She sits in a recliner all day...