Answer:There is usually a bridging period before a procedure that can be considered with heparin or lovenox. You may wish to discuss this with your physician before the procedure as an option.
Answer:Thank you for your question. It is possible to make the diagnosis of Long QT syndrome in some patients on the ECG and in others it may require additonal tests. The monitoirng process to record your abnormal heart beat is the right approach and hopefully will clarify the problem.
Answer:Thank you for your question. This symptom whould be evaluated and if needed investigated by a trained physician such as an electrophysiologist. It may not resolv spontaneously and this is an important concern in this age group.
Answer:Thank you fo ryour question. The doctor is concerned that your husband\'s weakened heart may predispose him to a heart rhythm disorder. The referral is appropirate and the suggsstion of a defibrillation may be quite accurate. The center you are being referred to is an excellent one for this issue.
Answer:Thank you for your question. Left ventricular muscle enlargement which is called hypertrophy is of many types. Removal of the excessive muscle or myomectomy is performed in a specific condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with obstruction of blood flow out of the heart. This is significant surgery and does carry some modest risk. The alternatives of drug therapy with beta blockers and verapamil may have already been tried but should be considered if not attempted. You should consult on this with your cardiologist.
Answer:Thank you for your question. Your father in law should see a cardiologist expert in these matters to assess the need for heart surgery or other treatment.
Answer:Thank you for your question. Your cholesterol profile is concerning and you should see a cardiologist and/or endocrinologist for its management.
Answer:Thank you for your question. The use of marijuana is not without adverse effects on mood and behaviour. I would suggest you reconsider your use of this agent.
Answer:Thank you for your question. UYnfortunately, there is limited response to medicines in valve issues of the heart and at some point valve repair and replacement become necessary in advanced valve disease. Your cardiolgoist can advise you on the right timing for such procedures
Answer:Thank you for your question. There is no recommendation related to Afib. You should follow the usual guidelines for cholesterol management as in all other patients.