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
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.
l am a 51yrs old sudanese schoolteacher 5 ft six inches of height 55kgs weight diagnoesd in Kuwait chest hospital in 1989 as a vsd sevesre pulmonary hypertension and not indicated for surgery i got married in 1998 with three duaghters 12_10_8 .l know my case very well and l ve heart disease history a younger brother had died of heart failure and four youger brothers died in their baby hood they were likely have the same disease .my parents are close relatives and they still alive with reasnable health according to thier age.l was hospitalised in1986and 2006 for haemoptasis. I have been suffering recently from feet swelling and neck and shoulders stiffness specially when l carry any something over ten kilos of weight accompanied with a high fever and l feel the area very hot a two days ago echo showed that the case is normal a chest xray showed in the day that heart is not enlarged but not in good health other lab results 2days ago esr 8 mm/h.hb119.5percent uricacid 6.0 my question is what are the exepected symptoms and comlications in this case and how to deal with them.email: YYYY@YYYY cell 0000
Hi Hoctor, My mother went to perform angiogram 2 years before. Doctors results shows of Ischaemic heart disease, Mild hypertensive heart n normal LV function. She under meditation for cholosterol n diabates. She having problem with occacasional cough n cold for d past 70 days... so what was d reason n what we should do?
my mother is a hypertensive patient currently taking the hypertension medication. recently her bp has been fluctuating from 140/85 to 220/12 in matter of hours. what tests should she do? the family physician is asking her to do CT scan, blood work, and etc. unfortunately, with no insurance, it is hard to get these done.. which one is most vital test that should be done first?
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...