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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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My pregnant daughter has had a heart attack, What should I do ?

What should I do? My 20 year old preganant daughter, has had a heart attack? My daughter a few days ago had a bad reaction to a drug given to her at the hospital, she was unable to breath and they cave her epinephrine, it is believes this pushed her into a heart attack. Her blood work shows positive for the enzymes that are present after an MI. EKG and Echocardiogram show abnormalities. Most doctors in CCU believe we should have additional testing, that the high risk OB doctor has okayed, however our Cardiologist doesn t want to go forward with testing. He wants to send us home. My daughter is still having chest pain and they are administering morphine every 3 hrs(4mg). Should I find a new cardiologist or am I being overprotective?
Sun, 3 Apr 2011
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Drug epinephrine was given to prevent your daughter from side effects that had been developed following drug reaction. So it was used to save her life.

Following epinephrine, she developing a heart attack. Is quiet possible.

Patients do complain of persisting pain following heart attack. A cardiologist would always be in better position to suggest, what actually needs to be done.

But if you want to be very sure, you can opt for second consultation. I doubt it shall have any benefit.
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