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Expectations for Mitral Valve Replacement Surgery - Infections After Aortic Valve Replacement

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  • Expectations for Mitral Valve Replacement Surgery
    In most cases, mitral valve replacement expectations should be good; however, as this eMedTV resource points out, expectations for mitral valve replacement surgery vary, based on factors such as the severity of the illness.
  • Expected Results After Pacemaker Placement
    This video explains the expected results with this procedure.
  • Failure to Output and Failure to Perform
    This video clip describes some complications that can occur with an implantable device.
  • Falla de la Válvula
    Incluso si su válvula está funcionando como debe después de la cirugía, existe un pequeño riesgo de que empiece a fallar con el paso del tiempo.
  • Falla de la Válvula
    Incluso si su válvula está funcionando como debe después de la cirugía, existe un pequeño riesgo de que empiece a fallar con el paso del tiempo.
  • Final Thoughts on Aortic Valve Replacement Complications
    This clip gives some final thoughts on possible complications with heart valve replacement.
  • Follow-Up Visits After Pacemaker Placement
    This video explains what to expect from your follow-up visits after having pacemaker placement.
  • Fracaso del Injerto
    Como dijimos antes, es importante saber que los injertos de desviación pueden cerrarse con el paso del tiempo.
  • General Anesthesia (Mitral 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.
  • General Anesthesia for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
    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.
  • Generic Amiodarone
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, generic amiodarone is available as both tablets and injections. This article lists the available forms and strengths of these products and discusses whether they are equivalent to the brand-name medications.
  • Generic Blocadren
    This eMedTV page discusses generic Blocadren, which is manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals and is available in three strengths. The generic form is sold under the name Timolol Maleate tablets and is equivalent to brand-name Blocadren.
  • Generic Cordarone
    The patents for Cordarone have expired, and generic versions are available at this time. This eMedTV Web page takes a closer look at generic Cordarone products, including who makes them and whether they are as good as the brand-name medication.
  • Generic Disopyramide
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, generic disopyramide capsules are available in controlled-release and immediate-release forms. This page lists the available strengths of these generics and discusses whether they are as good as the brand-name drug.
  • Generic for Lanoxin 250 Mcg
    As this eMedTV segment explains, generic Lanoxin comes in many strengths, including 250 mcg tablets. This article takes a closer look at how the generic versions compare to brand-name Lanoxin and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Generic Lanoxin
    As this eMedTV page explains, generic Lanoxin (digoxin) is available in a few different forms and strengths. This article takes a closer look at the generic versions, explaining the FDA's drug rating system and listing the manufacturers of the generics.
  • Generic Mexitil
    As explained in this eMedTV page, generic Mexitil (mexiletine) is available as 150-mg, 200-mg, and 250-mg capsules. This page discusses whether the generics are equivalent to the brand-name drug and explains why brand-name Mexitil is no longer available.
  • Generic Multaq
    As this eMedTV page explains, Multaq (dronedarone) is not available in generic form at this time. This article discusses why there are no Multaq generics on the market, despite the fact that the first patent has expired.
  • Generic Name for Pacerone
    As this eMedTV selection explains, there are brand-name and generic versions of Pacerone available. This page takes a brief look at the generic products, with details on available strengths and whether they are as good as the brand-name drug.
  • Generic Nexterone
    There are currently no generic Nexterone (amiodarone premixed injection) products available. This eMedTV Web page contains an explanation of why a generic version of this drug has not been made and discusses when one may become available.
  • Generic NitroMist
    At this time, no generic NitroMist (nitroglycerin spray) products are available. This article from the eMedTV Web archives provides an explanation on why a generic version of this drug does not exist and when a generic product might become available.
  • Generic Norpace
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, Norpace is used for the treatment of potentially life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias in adults. This resource takes a look at how this drug works, whether it is safe for use in children, and possible off-label uses.
  • Generic Pacerone
    As discussed in this eMedTV Web selection, generic Pacerone tablets are currently available. This article explains who makes these products, covers available strengths, and discusses whether they are as good as the brand-name medicine.
  • Generic Pradaxa
    At this time, no generic Pradaxa (dabigatran) products are available. This page from the eMedTV Web site explains when a generic version of the medication might become available and takes a look at the cost differences between Pradaxa and warfarin.
  • Generic Rythmol
    All of the patents for Rythmol (propafenone) have expired and there are generic versions available. This eMedTV page discusses whether these generics are a good as the brand-name drug and explains why some people may have sensitivities to these products.
  • Generic Samsca
    There is not a generic version of Samsca (tolvaptan) available at this time, as this eMedTV article explains. This resource looks at the reasons why a generic Samsca is not currently available and whether one might become available in the future.
  • Generic Tambocor
    All of the Tambocor (flecainide) patents have expired, and generic versions are available. This eMedTV page explains whether these generic Tambocor products are as good as the brand-name drug and why some people may have problems taking the generics.
  • Generic Tikosyn
    At this time, no generic Tikosyn (dofetilide) products are available. This selection from the eMedTV site discusses why this is the case and explains when a generic version of the medication might be introduced.
  • Getting Started (Aortic Valve Replacement)
    This video clip explains what to expect on the day of your procedure.
  • Getting Started (Defibrillator Placement)
    This video explains what you need to do to prepare for your procedure.
  • Getting Started (Heart Bypass Surgery)
    This video clip explains what to expect on the day of your procedure.
  • Getting Started (Mitral Valve Replacement)
    This video clip explains what to expect on the day of your procedure.
  • Getting Started (Pacemaker Placement)
    This video explains what you need to do to prepare for your procedure.
  • Getting Started (Pharmaceutical Cardioversion)
    This clip explains what to expect when you arrive at the hospital or cardiac care facility.
  • Getting Started (TEE)
    This video clip discusses what to expect on the day of your procedure.
  • Getting Started - Information for Diabetic Patients (Tilt Table)
    This video explains what diabetics should do to prepare for the test.
  • Getting Started With a Pharmacological Stress Echocardiogram
    This video explains the steps you can take to prepare for a pharmaceutical stress test.
  • Getting Started with an Electrophysiologic Study (EPS)
    This clip offers a step by step explanation of how your doctor will prepare you for an EPS.
  • Getting Started With Pharmacological Nuclear Scan
    This video explains the steps you can take to prepare for a pharmaceutical stress test.
  • Hair Loss and Amiodarone
    Some people who are undergoing treatment with amiodarone may experience hair loss. This eMedTV Web selection explains why this side effect of the medication is rare. It also offers a link to more information on other possible adverse reactions.
  • Hardening of the Arteries
    Hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) refers to the hardening and thickening of blood vessels. This eMedTV article examines the conditions that cause hardened arteries, such as atherosclerosis (a buildup of plaque on the artery walls).
  • Healthy Heart
    The heart's primary job is to pump blood throughout the body. This multimedia clip explains in detail how a healthy heart works.
  • Heart Arrhythmias
    This video segment explains arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat.
  • Heart Attack -- Aortic Valve Replacement Risks
    A heart attack is a rare, but important, complication that could occur during this procedure. This video clip takes a closer look at how often this occurs.
  • Heart Attack With Aortic Valve Replacement
    A heart attack with aortic valve replacement is a rare event, occurring in about 4 out of every 1,000 procedures. This eMedTV article explains how a heart attack with aortic valve replacement may occur.
  • Heart Attack With Mitral Valve Replacement
    A heart attack with mitral valve replacement is a serious complication, occurring in about 4 out of 1,000 procedures. This eMedTV Web page details how a heart attack with mitral valve replacement affects the body.
  • Heart Bypass Surgery Alternatives
    This video discusses alternative medical treatments to bypass surgery.
  • Heart Deseases
    There are over 50 types of heart diseases. This page on the eMedTV Web site lists some specific heart diseases (including angina and atherosclerosis) and provides a link to more information. Heart deseases is a common misspelling of heart diseases.
  • Heart Disease
    This interactive video discusses heart disease, including what causes it and possible symptoms.
  • Heart Diseases
    Coronary artery disease is often referred to as "heart disease," but many different heart diseases exist. This eMedTV article discusses these conditions based on the area of the heart or blood vessel system they affect.
  • Heart Murmur
    As this eMedTV article explains, a heart murmur is an unexpected sound that is heard while listening to a person's heartbeat. While most are harmless -- and are even present from birth -- some are an indication that there is a problem with the heart.
  • Heart Murmur Diagnosis
    When diagnosing a heart murmur, a doctor classifies the murmur as systolic, diastolic, or continuous. This eMedTV resource takes you through the diagnostic process, including details on tests that may be used to confirm the diagnosis.
  • Heart Murmur Symptoms
    Most people with a heart murmur don't have symptoms. This eMedTV Web page explains, however, that sometimes a patient may experience symptoms (such as chest pain and shortness of breath) that could signal more serious health issues.
  • Heart Murmur Treatment
    In most cases, heart murmur treatment involves medication or surgery. However, as this eMedTV article explains, treatment is generally only required in cases of abnormal heart murmurs. This page lists other conditions that may require treatment.
  • How A Healthy Heart Works
    The heart's primary job is to pump blood throughout the body. This multimedia clip explains in detail how a healthy heart works.
  • How A Healthy Heart Works
    The heart's primary job is to pump blood throughout the body. This multimedia clip explains in detail how a healthy heart works.
  • How a Healthy Heart Works
    This interactive video segment explains in detail how a healthy heart works.
  • How a Healthy Heart Works
    This interactive video segment explains in detail how a healthy heart works.
  • How Does Tikosyn Work?
    Tikosyn is a medication used in the treatment of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. This eMedTV selection offers details on how Tikosyn works and describes some of the beneficial effects of this medicine. A link to more information is also provided.
  • How Safe Is a CABG With Aortic Balloon?
    This video summarizes the safety of a CABG.
  • How Safe Is a Mitral Valve Replacement?
    This video summarizes the safety of a CABG.
  • How Safe Is a Pharmacological Nuclear Scan?
    This video clip talks about how safe an exercise stress test is.
  • How Safe Is a Pharmacological Stress Echocardiogram
    This video clip talks about how safe an exercise stress test is.
  • How Safe is a TEE?
    This video clip offers information on the safety of a TEE.
  • How Safe Is a Tilt Table Test?
    This clip explains the safety of the tilt table test.
  • How Safe Is an Implantable Defibrillator?
    This video clip describes some complications that can occur with an implantable device.
  • How Safe is Aortic Valve Replacement?
    This video clip covers the safety of aortic valve replacement.
  • How Safe Is Electrical Cardioversion?
    This video clip explains how frequently complications occur with this procedure.
  • How Safe Is ElectroPhysiologic Study (EPS)?
    This video file discusses whether electro-physiologic study (EPS) is safe for most people.
  • How Safe Is Pharmaceutical Cardioversion?
    This video clip explains how frequently complications occur with this procedure.
  • How Safe Is the Implantable Defibrillator Procedure?
    This multimedia clip discusses the safety of the pacemaker placement procedure.
  • How Safe Is the Pacemaker Placement Procedure?
    This multimedia clip discusses the safety of the pacemaker placement procedure.
  • Human Heart
    The human heart is a hollow, muscular, fist-sized organ that pumps blood through a network of blood vessels. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at the different parts of the heart and explains how they function within the circulatory system.
  • Hyperthyroidism and Cordarone
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, taking Cordarone can cause hyperthyroidism or other thyroid problems. This article lists some of the signs of thyroid problems and explains why you need to let your doctor know if you develop problems like these.
  • Hyponatremia and Samsca
    Adults who have low blood sodium levels may benefit from Samsca. This eMedTV Web page discusses using Samsca to treat hyponatremia, with information on how this drug works to increase blood sodium levels.
  • ICD Placement
    This video clip explains what an ICD is and describes the procedure for an ICD placement.
  • Implantable Defibrillator Placement
    This video clip explains what an ICD is and describes the procedure for an ICD placement.
  • Implantable Defibrillator Placement Risks -- Allergic Reaction To Medication
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • Implantable Defibrillator Placement Risks -- Bleeding Problems
    This clip explains the bleeding problems that can be associated with blood-thinning drugs.
  • Implantable Defibrillator Placement Risks -- Blood Clots
    This video clip gives an overview of blood clots, including how they are treated.
  • Implantable Defibrillator Placement Risks -- Blood Vessel Injuries
    Blood clots and ongoing bleeding are two of the blood vessel problems that can occur with this procedure. This video clip talks in detail about these and other problems.
  • Implantable Defibrillator Placement Risks -- Breathing Problems Requiring a Ventilator
    This multimedia clip talks about some of the breathing problems that may require the use of a ventilator.
  • Implantable Defibrillator Placement Risks -- Final Thoughts
    This video clip discusses the likelihood of complications occurring with your procedure.
  • Implantable Defibrillator Placement Risks -- Heart Attack
    This interactive clip talks about the risk of heart attack during this procedure.
  • Implantable Defibrillator Placement Risks -- Heart Injury
    This clip deals with some of the heart injuries that can occur with this procedure.
  • Implantable Defibrillator Placement Risks -- Infection
    This video clip discusses the risk of infection that is present with this procedure.
  • Implantable Defibrillator Placement Risks -- Irregular Heartbeats
    This clip explains why irregular heartbeat occurs with the procedure and how it's handled.
  • Implantable Defibrillator Placement Risks -- Loss of Life
    This video clip discusses the risk of loss of life that is associated with this procedure.
  • Implantable Defibrillator Placement Risks -- Lung Problems, Including Pneumonia
    This video clip covers some of the possible lung problems that can occur with the placement of this device.
  • Implantable Defibrillator Placement Risks -- Major
    This video clip introduces major complications with this procedure and possible outcomes.
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