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    Patient Afib Case Study

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    Patient Afib is a 58 year old, Caucasian, married male. The patient has been healthy most of his life with no significant health issues until the beginning of this year. One night, in April of 2016, patient Afib began to experience chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, and vomiting prompting him to visit the emergency room. Subsequent tests revealed that patient Afib had symptomatic atrial fibrillation. Physicians in the ER stated that patient Afib probably had had atrial fibrillation for a while, but it had been exacerbated for an unknown reason. The emergency room physician advised patient Afib to visit a cardiologist to figure out why the arrhythmia had begun and how to fix it. After consultation with a cardiologist and a sleep study, it was determined that the atrial fibrillation was most likely brought on by sleep apnea. In order to fix this and prevent recurrence of atrial fibrillation patient Afib now implements CPAP nightly. Patient Afib has proven especially hard to treat, requiring multiple medications and procedures in order to stop the arrhythmia and keep him in a normal sinus rhythm. First, patient Afib was prescribed antiarrhythmic agents with no success. In a secondary attempt to get patient Afib into a normal rhythm two cardioversion was preformed and antiarrhythmic agents were administered again. After both cardioversions the patient returned to normal sinus rhythm for a short time, but atrial fibrillation recurred shortly thereafter. In a final attempt,…

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    Amiodarone (Cordarone). Mr. Borg received amiodarone (Cordarone) 150 mg IV over 10 minutes (15 mg/min), to treat a supraventricular tachyarrhythmia with a ventricular response over 160 beats/minute. Amiodarone (Cordarone) is used to treat life threatening heart rhythm problems called ventricular arrhythmias (Amiodarone (Intravenous Route), 2015). Amiodarone (Cardarone). The physician prescribed amiodarone (Cordarone) 200 mg po qd to help maintain a normal heart rhythm. This medications is used…

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    Dronaderone Essay

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    Dronaderone is the analogue of amiodarone which is used for patients with persistent or paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. It is used for the maintenance of sinus rhythm and persistent or paroxysmal atrial flutter who are in sinus rhythm or undergoing cardioversion after initiation of the drug. Dronaderone (Multaq) is sodium and potassium ion channels blocker, like amiodarone. It is also an alpha and beta adrenergic receptor antagonist. Dronaderone is a benzo furan derivative like amiodarone, with…

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    Thus, the planning phase for the Amiodarone Protocol will identify all the tasks that needs to be carried out and its deliverables. The purpose of this paper is to identify and list the deliverables in relation to the Amiodarone Protocol. This paper will also list…

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    medications: Allopurinol, Amiodarone, Bethanechol, Bupropion, Calcium D, Colchicine, Enoxaparin, Fentanyl, Folic Acid, Gabapentin,…

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    Case Study Of Dopamine

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    His current medications include metformin (Glucophage), insulin human regular (HumuLIN R), warfarin (Coumadin), furosemide (Lasix), carvedilol (Coreg), captopril (Capoten), potassium (KDur), thiamine (Thiamilate), multi-vitamin (One-A-Day), trazadone (Desyrel), moxifloxicin (Avelox), amiodarone (Cardarone), and a nitroglycerin patch (Nitro-Dur). The ECG revealed that the distal two thirds of the left ventricle were akinetic, and his cardiac catheterization revealed that he had an 80% occlusion…

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    rhythm in sinus (Raizada et al., 2015). In research by Giner-Soriano et al. (2016), the "beta-blocker is the first-line therapy for chronic AF" (p. 873). Moreover, G. H. was being treated with a newer anticoagulant that did not require frequent lab work to assess coagulation studies. According to Opstelten, van den Donk, Kuijpers, and Burgers (2014), these medications can be used in "patients younger than eighty-years-old, few comorbid conditions, good renal function, and expected drug…

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    Lidocaine Case Study

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    The cause of the arrhythmias is “related to the formation of re-entry circuits at the confluence of the necrotic and viable myocardium, as well as to irritable ischemic myocardium”(Grasso & Brener, 2014, p. 1). Amiodarone is typically the first treatment initiated for ventricular arrhythmias. Lidocaine is given when arrhythmias are not responsive to amiodarone administration. This antiarrhythmic agent is thought to “block sodium channels more effectively in ischemic myocardium and it may be more…

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    as well. Physicians choose antiarrhythmic treatment because it is the safest and least invasive way to control atrial fibrillation (Prystowsky & Curtis, 2015). Petrac describes these drugs as a helper to maintain a normal rhythm and to help prevent the heart from repairing itself. Antiarrhythmic therapy, also, stops scars from forming on the heart (Petrac, 2012). These drugs reduce the amount of hospitalizations that occur in patients with a-fib. Rodriguez-Manero, Sarkozy, Chierchia,…

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    Drug Rash Skin reactions can be caused by several different drugs. Allergy to the medicine can cause itching, hives, and other rashes. Sun exposure causes a red rash with some medicines. Mononucleosis virus can cause a similar red rash when you are taking antibiotics. Sometimes, the rash may be accompanied by pain. The drug rash may happen with new drugs or with medicines that you have been taking for a while. The rash cannot be spread from person to person. In most cases, the symptoms of a…

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