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The treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is mostly symptomatic, once the patient has stopped smoking. Bronchodilators are useful if there is an element of reversible airways obstruction. Patients may be prescribed inhaled ␤2 agonists, ipratropium bromide and theophylline. Diuretic therapy may be used to control right-sided heart failure. Patients who are hypoxic with pulmonary hypertension may be on domiciliary oxygen therapy, a bad prognostic indicator. There are no characteristic radiological abnormalities due to chronic bronchitis, but coexisting emphysema may result in the appearance of hyperinflation with low flat diaphragms, loss of peripheral vascular markings and prominent hilar vessels (bat winging) and bullae.
Should this be delayed, alternative routes of administration may have to be sought. Corticosteroids. It is occasionally necessary to modify dose and formulation of a drug perioperatively, as is the case with corticosteroid therapy. Adrenal suppression has not been reported with prednisolone doses below 5 mg daily. Patients on higher doses undergoing major surgery will require additional corticosteroid support administered as intravenous hydrocortisone. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) irreversibly inhibit monoamine oxidase.
A coronary vasodilator, such as dipyridamole, may then be given. A fixed perfusion defect indicates scar tissue while a reperfusion defect indicates ischaemia. Reperfusion defects are more significant because ischaemia may develop perioperatively whereas a fixed perfusion defect cannot deteriorate. Pacemakers The need for cardiac pacing results from disease of the conducting system of the heart, which may or may not be associated with general ischaemic heart disease. The most common scenario is that of an elderly patient without associated cardiac conditions.