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Stroke During Mitral Valve Replacement - Types of Heart Disease

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  • Stroke During Mitral Valve Replacement
    A temporary or permanent stroke during mitral valve replacement occurs in about 5 out of 100 procedures. As this eMedTV article explains, some of these strokes are caused by a piece of plaque that breaks off and blocks an artery in the brain.
  • Su Estadía en el Hospital
    Basándose en los resultados de sus pruebas diarias, el examen físico y en cómo se sienta usted, su médico determinará el momento en que se le transferirá de la unidad de cuidados intensivos a otra habitación especial en el hospital.
  • Su Estadía en el Hospital
    Basándose en los resultados de sus pruebas diarias, el examen físico y en cómo se sienta usted, su médico determinará el momento en que se le transferirá de la unidad de cuidados intensivos a otra habitación especial en el hospital.
  • Su Estadía en el Hospital
    Basándose en los resultados de sus pruebas diarias, el examen físico y en cómo se sienta usted, su médico determinará el momento en que se le transferirá de la unidad de cuidados intensivos a otra habitación especial en el hospital.
  • Substitute Drug for Amiodarone
    Some of the possible substitute drugs for amiodarone include flecainide, sotalol, and mexiletine. This eMedTV segment explains when you might want to consider an alternative medication and lists some of the other antiarrhythmia medications available.
  • Sunshine and Amiodarone
    People who are undergoing treatment with amiodarone should try to avoid sunshine as much as possible. This eMedTV segment discusses how this medication can cause bluish-gray skin tone and other skin problems with exposure to the sun.
  • Symptoms of Atrial Fibrilation
    This eMedTV page lists common symptoms of atrial fibrillation (such as dizziness, heart palpitations, and a pulse that is faster than normal). Symptoms of atrial fibrilation is a common misspelling of symptoms of atrial fibrillation.
  • Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation
    Common signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation include heart palpitations and tightness in the chest. This eMedTV article discusses these and other atrial fibrillation symptoms, such as shortness of breath and a fast, irregular pulse.
  • Symptoms of Mitral Valve Prolapse
    Chest pain, heart palpitations, and fainting are possible symptoms of mitral valve prolapse. As this eMedTV article explains, however, most people with the condition do not experience any signs and symptoms.
  • Syncope
    This video clip looks at the causes of fainting.
  • Tachyarrhythmia - Fast Heart Rhythm Overview
    This video tells you what you need to know about fast heart rhythms.
  • Tambacor
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Tambocor to prevent certain heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV resource discusses some dosing instructions, lists potential side effects, and links to more details. Tambacor is a common misspelling of Tambocor.
  • Tambecor
    Tambocor is prescribed for people who have certain heart rhythm problems. This part of the eMedTV Web site takes a look at this drug, including how it works and general dosing instructions. Tambecor is a common misspelling of Tambocor.
  • Tambicor
    Available by prescription only, Tambocor is used to prevent certain heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV article takes a look at this prescription drug, including dosing instructions and potential side effects. Tambicor is a common misspelling of Tambocor.
  • Tambocor
    Tambocor tablets are taken two to three times a day to prevent certain types of heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV selection explores this prescription drug in detail, with information on how it works, potential side effects, safety precautions, and more.
  • Tambocor 100 Mg
    If you have certain heart rhythm problems, you may receive 100 mg of Tambocor two or three times daily. This eMedTV segment examines general dosing instructions for this medicine and explains how the drug works. It also links to more details.
  • Tambocor 50 Mg
    As this eMedTV resource explains, a doctor may prescribe 50 mg of Tambocor to prevent certain heart rhythm problems. This article takes a brief look at some dosing guidelines for this medication and offers a link to more detailed information.
  • Tambocor and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV Web selection takes a look at why it is generally considered safe for women to take Tambocor (flecainide) while breastfeeding. This article discusses the research that has been done and explains whether the drug passes through breast milk.
  • Tambocor and Pregnancy
    The FDA has given Tambocor (flecainide) a pregnancy Category C rating. This eMedTV page looks at why this drug may not be safe for pregnant women, when it may still be prescribed, and what happened when the medication was given to pregnant animals.
  • Tambocor Dosage
    As this part of the eMedTV Web library explains, taking Tambocor tablets every 8 or 12 hours can help prevent certain irregular heart rhythms. This article outlines specific Tambocor dosing guidelines and suggestions for how to take the drug properly.
  • Tambocor Drug Information
    Healthcare providers prescribe Tambocor to prevent certain types of irregular heart rhythms. This eMedTV Web selection presents a brief overview on Tambocor, with information on how to take it. Also included is a link to more details on this drug.
  • Tambocor Drug Interactions
    Using verapamil, ritonavir, or other drugs while taking Tambocor may lead to interactions. This eMedTV Web page examines the problems that may occur when Tambocor is combined with these and many other medications, and how to reduce your risk for problems.
  • Tambocor Overdose
    As this eMedTV segment explains, overdosing on Tambocor (flecainide) may cause problems like fainting, low blood pressure, and even death. Treatment options and other potential overdose symptoms are discussed in this article.
  • Tambocor Side Effects
    People taking Tambocor in clinical studies reported problems like fatigue, nausea, and shortness of breath. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at some of the other possible Tambocor side effects, including some complications that require treatment.
  • Tambocor Uses
    As this eMedTV resource discusses, using Tambocor can help prevent certain irregular heart rhythms in adults and sometimes children. This page examines specific uses of this drug, including instances where a doctor may prescribe it for off-label reasons.
  • Tambocor Warnings and Precautions
    Tambocor may increase the risk for potentially life-threatening heart problems in some people. This eMedTV segment describes important precautions and warnings associated with Tambocor. It also discusses why some people should not take this drug.
  • TEE Complications -- Final Thoughts
    This video clip discusses the likelihood of complications occurring with your procedure.
  • Tekosyn
    Tikosyn is prescribed in the treatment of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter in adults. This eMedTV resource takes a look at this prescription drug, including specific uses and dosing instructions. Tekosyn is a common misspelling of Tikosyn.
  • Tests to Look for Heart Disease
    Several tests to look for heart disease are available, which this media clip describes.
  • The Day of Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery
    On the day of aortic valve replacement surgery, the person having surgery will have a catheter inserted into his or her bladder. This eMedTV resource provides additional details about what to expect on the day of aortic valve replacement surgery.
  • The Day of Mitral Valve Replacement Surgery
    On the day of mitral valve replacement surgery, many patients feel anxious before the procedure. This section of the eMedTV library provides detailed information about what to expect on the day of mitral valve replacement surgery.
  • The Heart and Its Electrical Pathways
    This multimedia clip explains the electrical pathways of the heart and how they work.
  • The Heart and Its Electrical System
    This multimedia clip explains the electrical pathways of the heart and how they work.
  • The Heart Has Electrical Pathways
    This multimedia clip explains the electrical pathways of the heart and how they work.
  • The Heart's Electrical Pathways
    This multimedia clip explains the electrical pathways of the heart and how they work.
  • Thyroid Tests for Atrial Fibrillation
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, thyroid tests for atrial fibrillation diagnosis measure hormones known as TSH and T4. If the thyroid tests show that TSH or T4 levels are too high, they may be the cause of atrial fibrillation.
  • Ticagralor
    Ticagrelor is a drug used to prevent blood clots, heart attacks, and other problems. This eMedTV page looks at who is meant to use this antiplatelet medication, possible side effects, and more. Ticagralor is a common misspelling of ticagrelor.
  • Ticagrelor
    Ticagrelor is an antiplatelet drug. As this eMedTV page explains, it helps prevent heart attacks and other problems in people with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This article gives an overview of this drug and its uses, effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Ticagrelor Dosage
    As explained in this portion of the eMedTV Web library, ticagrelor is sold as a tablet and is designed to be taken with aspirin. This article looks at how to take your dosage of ticagrelor, including details on how long the drug should be taken.
  • Ticagrelor Drug Information
    Ticagrelor is used to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This eMedTV segment offers more information on ticagrelor, including why this drug may not be the best choice in certain situations.
  • Ticagrelor Drug Interactions
    Warfarin, ketorolac, and simvastatin are a few of the drugs that can interact with ticagrelor. This eMedTV article takes a look at what might happen when these medicines are used together and describes how to reduce the risk of complications.
  • Ticagrelor Side Effects
    Headache, shortness of breath, and nausea are some of the potential side effects of ticagrelor. This eMedTV selection lists other reactions that may occur while using this drug, including potentially serious problems that require immediate medical care.
  • Ticagrelor Warnings and Precautions
    Ticagrelor should not be given to people who are likely to need heart bypass surgery. This eMedTV article explores important safety precautions for ticagrelor, including warnings on potentially serious problems this drug may cause.
  • Tikasyn
    As this eMedTV segment explains, people with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter may benefit from Tikosyn. This page covers specific uses of this prescription drug and lists some safety precautions. Tikasyn is a common misspelling of Tikosyn.
  • Tikisyn
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Tikosyn is prescribed for certain types of an irregular heart rate. This page covers how this medication works to treat atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. Tikisyn is a common misspelling of Tikosyn.
  • Tikocyn
    A doctor may prescribe Tikosyn to treat atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter in adults. This eMedTV article covers specific uses of the medication, explains how to use it, and links to more details. Tikocyn is a common misspelling of Tikosyn.
  • Tikosin
    Tikosyn is a drug licensed to treat certain types of an irregular heart rate in adults. This eMedTV Web page offers a brief overview of this prescription drug and provides a link to more details. Tikosin is a common misspelling of Tikosyn.
  • Tikosyn
    Tikosyn capsules are taken twice daily to treat certain types of irregular heartbeats. This eMedTV Web selection examines various properties of this prescription medication, including specific uses, how it works, possible side effects, and more.
  • Tikosyn Administration
    This eMedTV resource contains information on the administration of Tikosyn, including details on why this medicine must first be given in a hospital. This article further explores how to use Tikosyn most effectively. It also links to more details.
  • Tikosyn and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV resource discusses why women are usually advised to not breastfeed while taking Tikosyn (dofetilide). This page takes a closer look at whether this medicine passes through breast milk and explains why no research has been done on the topic.
  • Tikosyn and Kidneys
    Because it may cause kidney problems, Tikosyn should not be used in people who have severe kidney disease. This eMedTV Web page describes why your doctor will need to carefully monitor your kidney function while you are receiving this medication.
  • Tikosyn and Pregnancy
    You should talk to your doctor before using Tikosyn (dofetilide) while pregnant, as it may cause fetal harm. This eMedTV page describes some of the serious problems that this drug could cause to a developing fetus and what your doctor may recommend.
  • Tikosyn Arrhythmia Medication
    If you have certain heart arrhythmias, you may receive a medication called Tikosyn. This part of the eMedTV Web library describes specific uses for this medicine. It also covers dosing guidelines, side effects, and more.
  • Tikosyn Classification
    As explained in this eMedTV Web selection, Tikosyn belongs to a classification of drugs known as Class III antiarrhythmic medications. This article explains how these medications work to help get the heart rate back to a normal rhythm.
  • Tikosyn Contraindications
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, you should avoid using Tikosyn if you have severe kidney disease or certain heart problems. This page covers other Tikosyn contraindications and discusses why this drug is not suitable for some people.
  • Tikosyn Dosage
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, Tikosyn is usually taken twice daily and comes as a capsule. This page discusses some general Tikosyn dosing guidelines for adults who have atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, as well as tips on taking this medicine.
  • Tikosyn Drug Information
    Adults who have atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter may benefit from a drug called Tikosyn. This eMedTV resource contains more information, including how this drug works and potentially serious problems it may cause. It also links to more details.
  • Tikosyn Drug Interactions
    Using lidocaine, thiazide diuretics, or other drugs while taking Tikosyn may lead to interactions. This eMedTV segment describes what may happen when Tikosyn is combined with these medications and describes how to reduce your risk for dangerous problems.
  • Tikosyn Overdose
    As this eMedTV article explains, overdosing on Tikosyn (dofetilide) may cause lightheadedness, heart rhythm problems, and even cardiac arrest. An explanation of other possible overdose symptoms and treatment options are also listed in this article.
  • Tikosyn Reactions
    Chest pain, dizziness, and headaches are some of the possible Tikosyn reactions that may occur. This eMedTV resource outlines other potential problems associated with this prescription drug. It also provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Tikosyn Side Effects
    Dizziness, shortness of breath, and headaches are some of the frequently reported side effects of Tikosyn. This eMedTV resource describes some of the common and serious reactions that occurred during clinical trials of this prescription medicine.
  • Tikosyn Uses
    As this eMedTV resource explains, adults may use Tikosyn to help restore and maintain a normal heart rhythm. This article takes a closer look at what this prescription medicine is used for and discusses possible off-label (unapproved) uses.
  • Tikosyn Warnings and Precautions
    Tikosyn may cause dangerous problems, such as potentially fatal heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV resource examines other precautions and warnings associated with Tikosyn. It also takes a look at who should not use this particular drug.
  • Tilt Table Risks -- Final Thoughts
    This video clip discusses the likelihood of complications occurring with your procedure.
  • Tilt Table Risks -- Minor
    This video clip lists some of the minor complications of this procedure.
  • Tilt Table Test
    This interactive video explains what you can expect during the title table test.
  • Tilt Table Test: Presentation Summary
    This multimedia clip describes the purpose of a tilt table test.
  • Time in the Hospital (CABG)
    This clip talks about what to expect in the hospital after your surgery.
  • Time in the Hospital After Your Aortic Valve Replacement
    This clip talks about what to expect in the hospital after your surgery.
  • Time in the Hospital After Your Mitral Valve Replacement
    This clip talks about what to expect in the hospital after your surgery.
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
    This video describes what to expect if you are going to have a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE).
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) - Presentation Summary
    This video clip offers a brief summary of a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE).
  • Traslado a la Sala de Cirugía (CT)
    La temperatura de la sala de cirugía estará un poco fría (de unos 60 a 65 grados), pero se le suministrarán cobijas para mantenerlo abrigado.
  • Traslado a la Sala de Cirugía (CT)
    La temperatura de la sala de cirugía estará un poco fría (de unos 60 a 65 grados), pero se le suministrarán cobijas para mantenerlo abrigado.
  • Traslado a la Sala de Cirugía (CT)
    La temperatura de la sala de cirugía estará un poco fría (de unos 60 a 65 grados), pero se le suministrarán cobijas para mantenerlo abrigado.
  • Traslado a la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos
    Al terminar la cirugía, se le trasladará directamente a la unidad de cuidados intensivos en la que habrá otros pacientes. Allí, los proveedores de atención médica observarán atentamente su estado.
  • Traslado a la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos
    Al terminar la cirugía, se le trasladará directamente a la unidad de cuidados intensivos en la que habrá otros pacientes. Allí, los proveedores de atención médica observarán atentamente su estado.
  • Traslado a la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos
    Al terminar la cirugía, se le trasladará directamente a la unidad de cuidados intensivos en la que habrá otros pacientes. Allí, los proveedores de atención médica observarán atentamente su estado.
  • Treatments for a Fast Heart Rhythm
    This video clip talks about medication, ablation, and other treatment options for a fast heart rhythm.
  • Treatments for a Slow Heart Rhythm
    This video clip talks about how a pacemaker can help correct a slow heart rhythm.
  • Treatments for Aortic Valve Disease
    Different treatments for aortic valve disease are available, as this multimedia clip explains.
  • Treatments for Heart Disease
    Various treatments for heart disease are available, which this video clip describes.
  • Treatments for Mitral Valve Disease
    Medications and surgery are some of the treatment options for mitral valve disease. This video clip takes a closer look at these options.
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
    Tricuspid regurgitation is a heart condition in which the tricuspid valve does not close properly. This eMedTV page describes symptoms and explains that it is most often caused by rheumatic fever. Usually, this condition requires little or no treatment.
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
    Tricuspid stenosis is a rare condition in which the heart's tricuspid valve is narrowed. This portion of the eMedTV archive discusses the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition.
  • Tykosin
    As this eMedTV segment explains, adults who have atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter may benefit from Tikosyn. This page covers some dosing tips and potential side effects. It also links to more details. Tykosin is a common misspelling of Tikosyn.
  • Tykosyn
    Tikosyn is prescribed for people who have atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. This eMedTV Web selection takes a look at this prescription drug, including how it works and general dosing instructions. Tykosyn is a common misspelling of Tikosyn.
  • Types of Aortic Valve Replacements
    Types of aortic valve replacements include mechanical valves and tissue valves. As this portion of the eMedTV archives explains, there are advantages and disadvantages associated with both types of aortic valve replacements.
  • Types of Atrial Fibrillation
    Types of atrial fibrillation include primary, chronic, persistent, permanent, and paroxysmal. This eMedTV article discusses these types of atrial fibrillation and defines them clearly and concisely.
  • Types of Heart Disease
    Although "heart disease" often refers to coronary artery disease, more than 50 types of heart disease exist. This eMedTV page categorizes these different types based on the areas of the heart they affect, such as myocarditis and atrial fibrillation.
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