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Mitral Valve Replacement Risks - Norpace Uses

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  • Mitral Valve Replacement Risks
    As this eMedTV page explains, when undergoing a mitral valve replacement, the risks should be fully understood ahead of time. This is a relatively safe procedure, but knowing what problems might occur can help you make a more informed decision about it.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement Risks -- Abnormal Scarring
    This multimedia clip addresses the issue of abnormal scarring, which may occur with this procedure.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement Risks -- Allergic Reaction To Medication
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement Risks -- Bleeding and Transfusions
    This clip discusses the risk of bleeding and need for transfusions during this procedure.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement Risks -- Heart Attack
    With this procedure, a heart attack can occur in 4 out of 1000 procedures. This video clip offers more information on this possible complication.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement Risks -- Infection
    This multimedia clip discusses the level of safety and risk for infection with this procedure.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement Risks -- Irregular Heartbeats
    This clip discusses irregular heartbeats with this procedure and how they are handled.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement Risks -- Kidney Problems
    This video segment addresses the possibility of kidney problems occurring with this procedure.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement Risks -- Lung Problems, Inluding Pneumonia and Lung Failure
    This clip discusses lung problems, including pneumonia and lung failure, with this procedure.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement Risks -- Rupture of the Heart Wall
    Heart walls rupture in about 1 out of 100 cases. This video discusses the possible causes.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement Risks -- Stroke
    In this multimedia clip, the possibility of a stroke is discussed.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement Risks -- Valve Failure
    This video discusses the risk of valve failure after your procedure.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement Risks -- Valve Infection
    This interactive video discusses the risk for infection with this procedure.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement Surgery
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, surgery for mitral valve replacement involves taking out a defective valve and replacing it with one that works better. This article takes an in-depth look at what happens before, during, and after the procedure.
  • Mitral Valve Replacement: Presentation Summary
    This video provides you with a better understanding of mitral valve replacement.
  • Moving to the Cardiac Lab (EPS)
    This multimedia clip describes what will happen when you are moved to the cardiac lab.
  • Moving to the Intensive Care Unit (Aortic Valve Replacement)
    This video clip talks about moving to the intensive care unit after your surgery.
  • Moving to the Intensive Care Unit (Mitral Valve Replacement)
    This video clip talks about moving to the intensive care unit after your surgery.
  • Moving to the Intensive Care Unit Following CABG
    This video clip talks about moving to the intensive care unit after your surgery.
  • Moving to the Operating Room (Aortic Valve Replacement)
    This video clip talks about what you can expect as you are brought into the operating room.
  • Moving to the Operating Room (Heart Bypass Surgery)
    This video clip talks about what you can expect as you are brought into the operating room.
  • Moving to the Operating Room (Mitral Valve Replacement)
    This video clip talks about what you can expect as you are brought into the operating room.
  • Moving to the Procedure Room (Defibrillator Placement)
    This video clip tells you what you can expect as you move to the procedure room.
  • Moving to the Procedure Room (Pacemaker Placement)
    This video clip tells you what you can expect as you move to the procedure room.
  • Moving to the Procedure Room (Tilt Table)
    This video describes what to expect when moving to the procedure room.
  • Moving to the Recovery Room after Electrophysiologic Study
    This video explains what you should expect upon entering the recovery room after an EPS.
  • Moving to the Recovery Room After Implantable Defibrillator Placement
    This video explains what to expect in the recovery room after implantable device placement.
  • Moving to the Recovery Room After Pacemaker Placement
    This video explains what to expect in the recovery room after implantable device placement.
  • Moving to the Recovery Room After TEE
    This video clip tells you what you can expect as you move to the recovery room after TEE.
  • Multaq
    Multaq is a prescription drug used to treat irregular heart rhythms (atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter). This eMedTV article describes the specific effects of this medicine, explores how it may work, and offers dosing information for the product.
  • Multaq and Breastfeeding
    The manufacturer of Multaq (dronedarone) warns against nursing while using this drug. This eMedTV resource includes more information about breastfeeding and Multaq, and explains what problems may occur if the drug passes through breast milk.
  • Multaq and Pregnancy
    A pregnancy Category X medication, Multaq is a drug that should be avoided by women who are expecting. This eMedTV article explains how, in animal studies, birth defects were reported when the drug was used during pregnancy.
  • Multaq Dosage
    There is only one standard recommended dosage for Multaq, regardless of your age or weight. As this eMedTV article explains, the usual dose for treating atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter is 400 mg twice daily, taken with morning and evening meals.
  • Multaq Interactions
    Some of drugs that can interact with Multaq include beta blockers and certain diuretics. This eMedTV segment lists several other medications that may interfere with Multaq and describes other potential effects of these interactions.
  • Multaq Medication Information
    Multaq is a medicine often used for treating arrhythmias known as atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. This eMedTV page offers more information about the prescription medication Multaq, including general guidelines on when to take your daily doses.
  • Multaq Overdose
    An overdose of Multaq (dronedarone) may lead to changes in blood pressure, arrhythmias, or slow heart rate. This eMedTV Web page further explores the potential dangers of an overdose and explains what treatment options are available.
  • Multaq Side Effects
    Common side effects of Multaq may include general weakness, skin reactions, and nausea. This page from the eMedTV site lists other common side effects and also explains which problems are potentially serious and require immediate medical attention.
  • Multaq Uses
    Multaq is approved to treat irregular heart rhythms known as atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. This eMedTV resource describes the specific effects of this drug, lists possible off-label uses for Multaq, and explores how the medication may work.
  • Multaq Warnings and Precautions
    You should not take Multaq if you have severe liver disease. This eMedTV page offers more information on who should not use this drug. Warnings and precautions on what side effects or complications may occur with Multaq are also listed in this article.
  • Myocardial Infarction
    A myocardial infarction is more commonly known as a heart attack. This portion of the eMedTV archives describes what happens during a myocardial infarction and provides information about recognizing symptoms of this life-threatening event.
  • Nexterone
    Nexterone is prescribed to treat potentially life-threatening heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV Web page offers a complete look at this antiarrhythmia medication, including information on how it works, how it is given, possible side effects, and more.
  • Nexterone and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV segment explains why women may be advised not to breastfeed while using Nexterone (amiodarone premixed injection). This article discusses whether the drug passes through breast milk and the possible effects on a nursing infant.
  • Nexterone and Pregnancy
    Review the potential risks before using Nexterone (amiodarone premixed injection) during pregnancy. This eMedTV article explains how the drug performed in studies of pregnant animals and gives information on how it is classified by the FDA.
  • Nexterone Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, the initial dosage of Nexterone is determined based on factors like the severity of your arrhythmia. This page covers specific dosing amounts and guidelines for administering this drug.
  • Nexterone Drug Interactions
    Using Nexterone in combination with certain products can cause potentially dangerous problems. This eMedTV Web page examines some of the many drug interactions that can occur with Nexterone, and describes ways to minimize your risk for complications.
  • Nexterone Medication Information
    Adults who have life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias may benefit from a medicine called Nexterone. This eMedTV page presents more information, including some of the side effects this medication may cause. It also links to more details.
  • Nexterone Overdose
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, if someone receives too much Nexterone (amiodarone premixed injection), it may cause dangerous problems like a coma or even death. A description of other possible overdose symptoms and treatment options is also provided.
  • Nexterone Side Effects
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, side effects of Nexterone may include low blood pressure and nausea. A more detailed list of possible reactions is included in this article, with statistics on how often problems occurred during clinical studies.
  • Nexterone Uses
    As this eMedTV resource explains, Nexterone is used for treating and preventing serious heart rhythm problems. This article explains how this drug works, discusses whether it can be given to children, and covers unapproved uses.
  • Nexterone Warnings and Precautions
    People who have certain heart conditions or allergies may not be able to use Nexterone safely. This eMedTV article outlines a number of important precautions, including warnings for people who are taking certain drugs or have medical problems.
  • Nitroglycerin Ointment
    Nitroglycerin ointment is a prescription drug applied to the skin twice daily to prevent chest pain. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this angina medicine, providing details on its dosing, possible side effects, safety warnings, and more.
  • Nitroglycerin Ointment 2%
    When using 2% nitroglycerin ointment, apply a half-inch of the ointment on the skin twice daily. This eMedTV resource further explores when and how to effectively use this angina medicine. A link to more detailed information is also provided.
  • Nitroglycerin Ointment Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, the starting nitroglycerin ointment dose is usually a half-inch of the ointment applied in the morning and again six hours later. This page further covers dosing guidelines and lists tips for using this prescription ointment.
  • Nitroglycerin Ointment Dosing
    When using nitroglycerin ointment, dosing starts with half-inch of the drug applied to the skin twice a day. This eMedTV page takes a brief look at using this medicine to prevent angina attacks and provides a link to more dosage information on this drug.
  • Nitroglycerin Ointment Information
    Nitroglycerin ointment is a drug prescribed to prevent chest pain in people with coronary heart disease. This eMedTV Web page offers more information on nitroglycerin ointment, explaining the drug's potential side effects and general safety precautions.
  • Nitroglycerin Ointment Side Effects
    Headaches and dizziness are potential side effects of nitroglycerin ointment. This page from the eMedTV Web site further explores possible reactions to this medicine, including details on which problems should be reported immediately to your doctor.
  • NitroMist
    NitroMist is a prescription mouth spray used to help relieve chest pain. This eMedTV resource provides a complete overview of this angina medicine, with an explanation on how it works, potential side effects, and tips on how to use this spray effectively.
  • NitroMist and Breastfeeding
    If you are breastfeeding, NitroMist (nitroglycerin spray) might not be a safe angina medicine for you. This eMedTV page discusses whether this drug passes through breast milk and what the manufacturer of the medicine recommends for women who are nursing.
  • NitroMist and Pregnancy
    It is not known if it is safe to use NitroMist (nitroglycerin spray) during pregnancy. This eMedTV resource further discusses using this angina medication while pregnant and describes what happened when this drug was given to pregnant animals.
  • NitroMist Dosage
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the standard NitroMist dose for relieving angina attacks is one to three sprays on or under the tongue. This article further discusses dosing guidelines and tips for using this medicated mouth spray.
  • NitroMist Drug Interactions
    Rosiglitazone, alcohol, and blood pressure medications may cause drug interactions with NitroMist. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at other substances that may cause negative reactions with this drug and describes the problems that may occur.
  • NitroMist Medication Information
    NitroMist is a prescription mouth spray used to relieve chest pain (angina). This eMedTV Web resource provides more detailed information on NitroMist, discussing the medication's dosing guidelines and some general safety precautions to be aware of.
  • NitroMist Overdose
    As this eMedTV article explains, a NitroMist (nitroglycerin spray) overdose could cause dangerously low blood pressure, seizures, and potentially fatal symptoms. This page lists other possible overdose effects and describes some treatment options.
  • NitroMist Side Effects
    Headaches, dizziness, and flushing of the skin are potential side effects of NitroMist. This eMedTV Web selection takes an in-depth look at other potential reactions to this drug, including problems that you should report immediately to your doctor.
  • NitroMist Uses
    NitroMist is a medicated mouth spray prescribed to relieve chest pain in people with coronary heart disease. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at how this angina medicine works and explains whether it is safe for children to use NitroMist.
  • NitroMist Warnings and Precautions
    If you have severe anemia or dehydration, let your doctor know before using NitroMist. This eMedTV resource explains what else to discuss with your doctor before you use NitroMist, as well as important warnings and precautions to be aware of.
  • Normal Heart Anatomy
    This interactive video segment explains in detail how a healthy heart works.
  • Norpace
    Norpace is a medicine given to help control potentially life-threatening heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV selection takes an in-depth look at various topics, such as how this drug works, how to take it, possible side effects, and more.
  • Norpace and Breastfeeding
    This part of the eMedTV Web library discusses why it may not be safe for women to use Norpace while breastfeeding. This article discusses whether the medication passes through breast milk and lists the problems that could occur in a nursing infant.
  • Norpace and Pregnancy
    There are potential risks associated with taking Norpace during pregnancy, as explained in this eMedTV segment. This article reviews the animal research that has been done and describes some of the complications this drug may cause in a fetus.
  • Norpace Dosage
    The recommended dosage of Norpace is based on your age, weight, response to the drug, and other factors. This eMedTV segment describes specific dosing amounts and guidelines for how to take this drug to control serious irregular heart rhythms.
  • Norpace Drug Interactions
    Talk to your healthcare provider before combining Norpace with other drugs, such as Benadryl or Tylenol PM. This eMedTV Web selection explores a number of drug interactions that can occur with Norpace, and describes how to reduce your risk.
  • Norpace Loading
    Available as capsules, Norpace is prescribed to help control certain heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV article contains details on how Norpace is given and when a loading dose is necessary. It also links to more detailed information.
  • Norpace Medication Information
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Norpace to help control a dangerous heart rhythm problem. This eMedTV Web selection contains more information on this medication, including potential side effects and why Norpace may not be safe for some people.
  • Norpace Overdose
    As this eMedTV article explains, if a person takes too much Norpace, it can cause dangerous and even life-threatening problems. A description of possible overdose symptoms is provided, as well as treatment options that may be used in cases of an overdose.
  • Norpace Side Effects
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, Norpace may cause side effects like constipation, dry mouth, and difficulty urinating. There may also be reactions that are more serious, such as blurred vision, hallucinations, or swelling, which require treatment.
  • Norpace Uses
    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.
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