VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

Shock

The treatment of shock will probably always be unsatisfactory...

Paralysis Of The Esophagus

The passage of liquids and solids through the esophagus is a ...

Punctures Case Iii

A female servant punctured the end of the finger by a pin; th...

1 Is Water Applicable In All Typhoid Cases?

The question has been raised, whether in typhoid cases, and i...

To Prevent Diarrhoea

Where it is prevailing as an _epidemic_, _Ipecac_ at night, a...

Damp Beds

An ordinary bed which has not been slept in for some weeks, al...

Diet For The Lean

To a large extent the preceding article will suggest what is s...

Nerves Troubled

Often a state of the nerves exists, without any apparent unhea...

Punctures Case X

Mr. Worth's daughter, aged six, was thrown down by a dog and ...

Breath And Blood

Often difficulty of breathing, especially in close air, mistak...

Pimples On The Face

See Face. ...

Ulcers Case Xxx

C. Cocking, aged 17, has an ulcer of the size of half-a-crown...

Pleurisy

This is inflammation of the Pleura of one or both lungs, gene...

Before Perspiration Comes On There Is A Little More Excitement For

a few minutes (41), which must not induce the friends of the pa...

Rules For Endoscopic Foreign Body Extraction

1. Never endoscope a foreign body case unprepared, with the...

Starvation

It is true that ethical medical doctors use the least-risky ...

Varieties Of Forms Of Scarlatina

The above is the description of scarlet-fever, as it most fre...

Extraction Of Open Safety-pins From The Esophagus

An open safety pin with the point down offers no particular ...

Treatment Of Endocarditis

As mild endocarditis rarely occurs primarily but is almost al...

Cramp In The Limbs

The treatment of this is to apply cold cloths to the roots of ...



Cardiac Drugs





Category: Uncategorized
Source: Disturbances Of The Heart

Whether any drug should be used which acts directly on the heart is
often a question for decision. As endocarditis is generally
secondary to some acute disease, the patient has become weakened
already, and the circulation is not sturdy; therefore such a drug as
aconite is probably never indicated. The necessary diminished diet,
catharsis, hypnotic, salicylic acid and alkalies all tend to quiet
the circulation and diminish any strenuosity of the heart that may
be present. Unfortunately, during fever processes, digitalis in
ordinary doses rarely slows the heart; and while it might slow the
heart if given in large doses, it would also cause too powerful
contractions of the ventricles. Digitalis is inadvisable if there is
much endocardial inflammation, and especially if there is supposed
or presumed to be acute myocardial inflammation. If a patient had
already valvular disease from a previous endocarditis, and during
this attack insufficiency of the heart was evidenced by pendent
edemas, digitalis Should be administered; but it probably should not
be given to other patients during the acute period of inflammation.





Next: Baths

Previous: Laxatives



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 1048