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Pacemaker, Lungs infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Valvular Heart Disease
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User :   Dear User, You have started the test chat with our doctor. The duration of the test chat is 5 minutes. After the trial period, you will be redirected to the Payment page.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hello. my father is having problems with heart disease
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What problem does he have and since when is he suffering from that?
User :   he was asked to place a pacemaker. but he has lungs infection and orthopediacal problems.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Our discussion about your problem may need more than 5 minutes.
User :   can those problems make delay to the operation?
Doctor :   What is your father's age and does he have any other health problems?
Doctor :   Like obesity, diabetes
User :   he is 64 and other problems are not tested yet, because his heart beat is 27
Doctor :   Ok
User :   he has no diabetes
Doctor :   He would need intervention with a pace maker but the surgery could be complicated because of the respiratory illness.
Doctor :   He needs hospital admission.
User :   he is in but the doctors are not telling us much. thats the problem.
Doctor :   First the infection has to be controlled with antibiotics and then surgery can be contemplated.
Doctor :   Also, meanwhile he should be given drugs that would maintain his heart rate
Doctor :   What was the diagnosis of the Cardiologist?
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