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Definition His bundle electrography is a test that measures electrical activity in a part of the heart that carries the signals that control the time between heartbeats (contractions). Alternative Names His bundle electrogram; HBE; His bundle recording; Electrogram - His bundle How the test is performed The bundle of His is a group of fibers that carry electrical impulses through the center of the heart. If these signals are blocked, you will have problems with your heartbeat. The His bundle electrography is part of an electrophysiology (EP) study. You are given a mild sedative before the test. An intravenous catheter (IV line) is inserted into your arm so that you can be given medicines during the test. Electrocardiogram (ECG) leads are placed on your arms and legs. Your arm, neck, or groin will be cleaned and numbed with a local anesthetic. After the area is numb, the cardiologist makes a small cut in a vein and inserts a thin tube called a catheter inside. The catheter is carefully moved t...
I suffer from Chronic migraines I have been seeing a specialist for them he started giving me nerve block shots in the right side of my head right above my right ear. The last injection was in October 2011 by the middle of November I noticed a big indention starting at the hairline of my forehead and extending past the injection sight. Could this indention be from the injections? Will it ever go away? I have noticed that where the needle entered there is a tender spot and if I touch it, rub, or comb my hair I get a tingling sensation on the back of my head. Please help! Pamela.
Sometimes, injections of steroids can cause tissue atrophy or wastage and often this is temporary and returns to normal skin tissue in contour, etc... We can't explain the sensitivity of the skin, though; hope it too gets better.
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With the latest focus on treating individuals in the prodromal stage with psychosocial modalities, with or without medication, I wanted to give my take on the story.
In 1986, exactly one year before I had my breakdown, I sought help because I felt something wasn't right. I met with a woman at the Student Life Office on my college campus and didn't click with her so stopped going after two sessions.
A year later, I had a break on a Friday night and that Saturday morning my mother drove me to the hospital. A day later I was given medication and three weeks later the symptoms had stopped completely.
Had I gotten treated in 1986, might I not have had the break? We can't determine this. Giving medication to a person who hasn't had a breakdown must be done judiciously. It's not always warranted yet I can tell you one thing: after a person has a psychotic break, doing nothing is not the answer.
The quicker you get treated, the m...
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