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Abnormal Scar Formation Following Aortic Valve Replacement - Aortic Valve Regurgitation

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  • Abnormal Scar Formation Following Aortic Valve Replacement
    Abnormal scar formation following aortic valve replacement does occur. As this eMedTV segment explains, even people with abnormal scar formation following aortic valve replacement can have excellent surgical results.
  • Abnormal Scar Formation Following Mitral Valve Replacement
    As this eMedTV segment explains, abnormal scar formation following mitral valve replacement surgery can occur, especially if the patient has a history of keloids or excessive, thick scarring. Patients concerned about scars should talk to a doctor.
  • Abnormal Scarring -- Aortic Valve Replacement Risks
    This multimedia clip addresses the issue of abnormal scarring, which may occur with this procedure.
  • About Aortic Valve Replacement
    Replacement surgery may be called for in cases of severe narrowing of the aortic valve. This eMedTV page tells you what you need to know about aortic valve replacement, including how the procedure is performed. A link to more details is also included.
  • Acebutolol
    Acebutolol is a prescription drug approved to treat high blood pressure and certain irregular heart rhythms. This eMedTV segment describes how the product works, offers dosing information, and talks about the side effects that may occur.
  • Acebutolol and Breastfeeding
    Since acebutolol passes through breast milk, it is generally not recommended for breastfeeding women. This eMedTV page offers more information on breastfeeding and acebutolol, and explains what problems may occur if an infant is exposed to the drug.
  • Acebutolol and Pregnancy
    The full risks of using acebutolol during pregnancy are not known at this time. This eMedTV article provides more information about this topic, and explains what problems occurred when a similar drug was given to pregnant animals.
  • Acebutolol Dosage
    The recommended starting dose of acebutolol for treating high blood pressure is 400 mg once a day. This eMedTV article also offers dosing guidelines for controlling arrhythmias and provides tips and precautions for using this medication.
  • Acebutolol Drug Information
    On this eMedTV Web page, the drug acebutolol is discussed. Information includes its uses, side effects, dosing, and possible drug interactions.
  • Acebutolol Overdose
    An overdose of acebutolol may lead to congestive heart failure, low blood sugar, or slow heart rate. This eMedTV resource explores other potential effects of an overdose with this drug and describes the various treatment options that are available.
  • Adverse Effect of Lanoxin
    This eMedTV article looks at some of the Lanoxin side effects that occurred in clinical trials. This Web page lists specific adverse effects of Lanoxin, such as dizziness, and provides a link to more detailed information on the topic.
  • After Aortic Valve Replacement
    Most people spend 24 to 48 hours in the intensive care unit after aortic valve replacement surgery. This eMedTV resource describes in detail what to expect after aortic valve replacement surgery.
  • After Mitral Valve Replacement
    It's common to feel discomfort in your chest and throat as you wake up after mitral valve replacement. This eMedTV Web page describes what to expect after mitral valve replacement surgery -- from when you wake up to after you leave the hospital.
  • After the Pharmacological Stress Echocardiogram
    This video clip explains what will happen once your exercise stress test is completed.
  • After the Pharmacological Nuclear Scan
    This video clip explains what will happen once your exercise stress test is completed.
  • After the Tilt Table Test
    This video discusses what you can expect after the tilt table test.
  • Allergic Reaction To Medication -- Aortic Valve Replacement Risks
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • Alternative Medication for Pacerone
    There are other possible alternatives to Pacerone. This part of the eMedTV Web library takes a look at when a doctor might recommend an alternative and describes the factors that may affect which antiarrhythmia drug he or she chooses.
  • Alternatives to Amiodarone
    Tambocor, Rythmol, and Norpace are just a few of the possible alternatives to amiodarone. This eMedTV Web page discusses when a doctor might recommend an alternative and covers the factors that may affect which antiarrhythmia drug he or she chooses.
  • Alternatives to Aortic Valve Replacement
    Alternatives to aortic valve replacement surgery include taking prescription medications. As this eMedTV page points out, alternatives to aortic valve replacement surgery may only treat the symptoms of valve problems rather than the cause.
  • Alternatives to Aortic Valve Replacement
    This clip discusses some of the alternatives to aortic valve replacement.
  • Alternatives to EPS
    This multimedia clip introduces common alternatives to electro-physiologic study (EPS).
  • Alternatives to Mitral Valve Replacement
    As this eMedTV article explains, alternatives to mitral valve replacement surgery may include taking medications to treat symptoms caused by the bad valve. Other alternatives to mitral valve replacement include a percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty.
  • Alternatives to Mitral Valve Replacement
    This video discusses alternatives to mitral valve replacement, such as medications.
  • Alternatives to Pharmaceutical Cardioversion
    This video clip offers information on alternatives to cardioversion.
  • Alternatives to Pharmacological Nuclear Scan Stress Test
    Alternatives to nuclear scan stress test can be used to check the blood supply to your heart.
  • Alternatives to Pharmacological Stress Echocardiogram
    This clip describes alternatives to stress echocardiogram, such as cardiac catheterization.
  • Alternatives to TEE
    This video clip talks about the alternatives to TEE.
  • Alternatives to the Tilt Table Test
    This video discusses the variety of tests that can be used as alternatives to the tilt table test.
  • Ameodarone
    Available by prescription only, amiodarone is used to treat certain heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV page takes a look at this prescription drug, including dosing information and possible side effects. Ameodarone is a common misspelling of amiodarone.
  • Amidarone
    Amiodarone is a drug approved to treat certain types of irregular heart rates in adults. This eMedTV Web page offers a brief overview of this prescription drug and provides a link to more details. Amidarone is a common misspelling of amiodarone.
  • Amiodaron
    A healthcare provider may prescribe amiodarone to prevent certain heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV segment discusses some dosing instructions, lists potential side effects, and links to more details. Amiodaron is a common misspelling of amiodarone.
  • Amiodarone
    Amiodarone comes in several strengths and forms and is prescribed to treat certain heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV page contains an overview of this antiarrhythmia medication, with details on how it works, possible side effects, dosing tips, and more.
  • Amiodarone 200 Mg
    As this eMedTV article explains, a doctor may prescribe 200 mg of amiodarone to treat ventricular arrhythmias. This article takes a brief look at some dosing guidelines for this medication and offers a link to more detailed information.
  • Amiodarone 400 Mg
    People who have ventricular arrhythmias may receive 400 mg of amiodarone to help stabilize the heartbeat. This eMedTV Web page examines some general dosing guidelines and explains how this antiarrhythmia medicine works. It also links to more details.
  • Amiodarone and Breastfeeding
    Amiodarone does pass through human breast milk. This part of the eMedTV Web site takes a look at whether it is safe to use amiodarone while breastfeeding, with details on what most healthcare providers recommend and potential side effects that may occur.
  • Amiodarone and Fever
    As explained in this eMedTV article, a fever is a common side effect of amiodarone. This resource takes a closer look at how often this side effect occurs and what to do if you develop serious problems. A link to more details is also included.
  • Amiodarone and Iodine Allergy
    If you have an iodine allergy, do not take amiodarone. This selection from the eMedTV Web site describes other important safety precautions with this medication and covers what to discuss with your doctor before beginning treatment.
  • Amiodarone and Nausea
    This eMedTV Web selection takes a look at how often nausea occurred in people using amiodarone during clinical studies of the drug. This page describes some of the other possible side effects of this drug and links to more detailed information.
  • Amiodarone and Pregnancy
    There are potentially dangerous problems that can occur when using amiodarone during pregnancy. This eMedTV Web selection explores these potential problems and explains when a doctor may still prescribe amiodarone to a pregnant woman.
  • Amiodarone and Severe Side Effects
    Some of the severe amiodarone side effects include chest pain and coughing up blood. This eMedTV Web page takes a brief look at the potentially serious side effects of amiodarone and explains what to do if you develop these dangerous problems.
  • Amiodarone and Thyroid Toxicity
    As explained in this eMedTV page, using amiodarone can cause thyroid toxicity or other serious problems. This resource lists some of the signs of thyroid problems and stresses the importance of contacting your doctor if you develop any of these problems.
  • Amiodarone Blue Skin
    Contact your doctor right away if you are using amiodarone and develop blue skin. This page of the eMedTV Web site describes why this medication can cause bluish-gray skin tone and discusses whether this change in skin color is permanent.
  • Amiodarone Contraindication
    As this eMedTV resource explains, you should not use amiodarone if you have a very slow heart rate or certain other heart problems. This page covers other amiodarone contraindications and discusses why this drug is not suitable for some people.
  • Amiodarone Cough
    This eMedTV page explains that side effects are possible with amiodarone, and a cough is one of the signs of potentially serious lung problems. This page describes what to do if you develop any signs of lung problems. It also links to more details.
  • Amiodarone Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV page, your dosage of amiodarone will be calculated based on the severity of your arrhythmia, other drugs you are taking, and other factors. This page covers individual dosing recommendations and what to expect during treatment.
  • Amiodarone Drug Class
    Amiodarone works to treat certain irregular heartbeats by affecting electrical signals in the heart. This eMedTV segment explains how this Class III antiarrhythmic drug works and how amiodarone is administered. A link to more details is also included.
  • Amiodarone Drug Interactions
    There are many products that may cause negative drug interactions with amiodarone. This eMedTV resource examines some of the potentially dangerous and even fatal problems that may occur and offers a link to more detailed information.
  • Amiodarone for Atrial Fibrillation
    People who have atrial fibrillation may receive a prescription drug called amiodarone. However, as this eMedTV article explains, this would be considered an "off-label" (unapproved) use. This page discusses this further and offers a link to more details.
  • Amiodarone HCl Drug Information
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, amiodarone HCl is the active ingredient in several drugs used to treat heart arrhythmias. More information on this prescription medicine is included in this article, including specific uses and possible side effects.
  • Amiodarone Indications
    Amiodarone is used for treating ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia. This eMedTV article discusses these amiodarone indications in more detail and explains how this medication can be used for "off-label" reasons as well.
  • Amiodarone Infusions
    Your doctor will administer amiodarone infusions in the hospital so you can be carefully monitored. This eMedTV segment contains some information on what to expect during amiodarone treatment and how these infusions are given.
  • Amiodarone Injection
    Available as tablets or an injection, amiodarone is given to help control certain heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV selection features details on how this medication is administered and general dosing instructions. It also links to more information.
  • Amiodarone Lung Toxicity
    This eMedTV page explains that lung toxicity can occur with amiodarone use, which can lead to potentially life-threatening lung problems. It also discusses what to do if you experience any problems, such as coughing, wheezing, or chest pain.
  • Amiodarone Mechanism of Action
    As this eMedTV resource explains, the mechanism of action for amiodarone helps regulate certain types of abnormal heart rhythms. This article explains how the medication works and provides a link to more in-depth information on the topic.
  • Amiodarone Overdose
    It can be fatal for a person to take too much amiodarone, as discussed in this eMedTV Web page. This article describes the potentially dangerous problems that may occur with an overdose on this drug and explains some of the possible treatment options.
  • Amiodarone Side Affects
    If you are using amiodarone, you may develop side effects like vomiting or muscle weakness. This eMedTV resource describes other possible problems and when to call your doctor. Amiodarone side affects is a common misspelling of amiodarone side effects.
  • Amiodarone Side Efects
    Constipation, nausea, and fatigue are some of the most common side effects of amiodarone. This eMedTV page lists other possible reactions that occurred during clinical trials. Amiodarone side efects is a common misspelling of amiodarone side effects.
  • Amiodarone Side Effects
    As explained in this eMedTV page, side effects of amiodarone may include constipation, nausea, and fatigue. A more detailed list of possible reactions is included in this article, with statistics on how often problems occurred during clinical trials.
  • Amiodarone Toxicity
    If you experience amiodarone toxicity by taking too much of this drug, seek medical treatment right away. This eMedTV segment describes some of the potentially life-threatening complications that may occur and how these effects might be treated.
  • Amioderone
    As this part of the eMedTV Web library explains, people who have certain irregular heartbeats may benefit from amiodarone. This page describes specific uses and lists potential side effects. Amioderone is a common misspelling of amiodarone.
  • Amodarone
    Amiodarone is prescribed for people who have certain heart rhythm problems. This page of the eMedTV Web site takes a look at this prescription drug, including how it works and general dosing instructions. Amodarone is a common misspelling of amiodarone.
  • Amodarone Side Effects
    Notify your doctor immediately if you are using amiodarone and develop a skin rash or cough up blood. This eMedTV selection lists other serious problems and links to more details. Amodarone side effects is a common misspelling of amiodarone side effects.
  • An Overview of Heart Disease
    This video segment provides an overview of heart disease.
  • Anatomy of the Heart
    This video clips explains the heart.
  • Anestesia General (generic)
    La anestesia se emplea para eliminar el dolor que se siente durante un procedimiento. Para este procedimiento en particular, se puede usar anestesia general.
  • Anestesia General (generic)
    La anestesia se emplea para eliminar el dolor que se siente durante un procedimiento. Para este procedimiento en particular, se puede usar anestesia general.
  • Anestesia General (generic)
    La anestesia se emplea para eliminar el dolor que se siente durante un procedimiento. Para este procedimiento en particular, se puede usar anestesia general.
  • Anesthesia for Aortic Valve Replacement
    General anesthesia uses medications that put you into a deep sleep so that you are not aware of any pain, pressure, or movement. This video clip discusses general anesthesia in greater detail.
  • Antes de su Cirugía de Corazón
    Hablemos ahora de lo que sucederá antes del procedimiento.
  • Antes de su Cirugía de Corazón
    Hablemos ahora de lo que sucederá antes del procedimiento.
  • Antes de su Cirugía de Corazón
    Hablemos ahora de lo que sucederá antes del procedimiento.
  • Aortic Heart Valve Replacement Surgery
    This eMedTV resource describes how an aortic heart valve replacement surgery is performed. This article also covers potential benefits and complications that may result from replacing a diseased or defective aortic valve with a new one.
  • Aortic Stenosis
    Aortic stenosis is a condition that is characterized by a narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart. This eMedTV offers an overview of this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Aortic Stenosis Valve Replacement
    If you have severe aortic stenosis, valve replacement surgery may be used to replace the narrowed valve. This eMedTV article defines aortic stenosis and discusses some of the potential benefits of undergoing this type of procedure.
  • Aortic Valve Disease Overview
    The aortic valve is in the left side of the heart, connecting the left ventricle to the aorta. This video describes some of the problems that can occur with the aortic valve.
  • Aortic Valve Failure After Aortic Valve Replacement
    Aortic valve failure after aortic valve replacement may be caused by a clot forming on the valve. The information in this eMedTV article discusses other possible causes of aortic valve failure after aortic valve replacement surgery.
  • Aortic Valve Problems
    Aortic valve problems are possible, which this interactive video clip describes.
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
    In aortic valve regurgitation, the aortic valve does not close properly, causing blood to flow backward. This eMedTV article points out that most cases are mild. In severe cases, surgery may be required. Treatment options are also discussed.
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