Myth-busting heart and lung thoughts

Yes, I am a myth-buster and this time it is about heart and lung medical care.

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If you have heart failure BUT you also have a preserved ejection fraction (as seen on heart cath or echo), consider NOT taking a long-acting nitrate pill as this may decrease your level of activity and increase adverse events.

If you have community acquired pneumonia, your doctor may discontinue antibiotics (if deemed clinically stable) after five days.  Make sure your doctor thinks you are medically stable, do not stop medication without their okay.

We, doctors, are decreasing our prescribing of antibiotics during acute asthma attacks.    Oral (or a shot of) steroids may help you and antibiotics may not improve your outcome.

 

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About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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