My dad had a heart attack on monday night hes lungs were full of water thats what provoke the heart attack,so now hes under heparin and propofol,dopamine,and hes on a vent machine. Do this medicines help the patient.?
Heparin is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that prevents the formation of blood clots.
Heparin is used to treat and prevent blood clots in the veins, arteries, or lung. Heparin is also used before surgery to reduce the risk of blood clots.
Propofol is a drug that reduces anxiety and tension, and promotes relaxation and sleep or loss of consciousness. Propofol provides loss of awareness for short diagnostic tests and surgical procedures, sleep at the beginning of surgery, and supplements other types of general anesthetics.
Dopamine is indicated for the correction of hemodynamic imbalances present in the shock syndrome due to myocardial infarctions, trauma, endotoxic septicemia, open heart surgery, renal failure, and chronic cardiac decompensation as in congestive failure.
Where appropriate, restoration of blood volume with a suitable plasma expander or whole blood should be instituted or completed prior to administration of Dopamine.
Heparin & Dopamine do help in heart attacks, Propofol as explianed.
Wish your dad a speedy recovery, please take care of him.
Yes. Heparin is an anticoagulant, blood thinner, that prevents the formation of blood clots. It is the go to medication in your father's case unless he has a history of HIT. I can be used before and during surgery or it can be discontinued very quickly before surgery, it has a very short half-life, depending on the risk of bleeding during the surgery. Best wishes to your father and hope that all is well.
- Heparin Information for Consumers
- Heparin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Heparin (detailed)
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