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Scope of recovery after all arteries blockage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   my father in law has a one artery 100% blocked and another one 80% . he cant have surgery because they said his heartis too weak for the surgery and now his heart rate is 35 beats a min. he lives in Jxxxxan. i told my husband he should go see him because it dosent seem like he has much time left. all his organs are stating to shut down. im i right on his time not being long and my husband should go now? thank you     
User :   Hi
User :   Iam.dR.xxxxU
User :   May i read your post
User :   yes
User :   may i know his age?
User :   80
User :   he smoked for 30 years
User :   was he advised any surgery earlier
User :   ok
User :   was he having high bp?
User :   yes a stint but they said his heart was too wesk
User :   i think yes
User :   ok
User :   yes since his beat is very slow
User :   his kidneys arnt working well now either
User :   he might develop some heart block
User :   ok
User :   is he taking oral foods
User :   yes
User :   since he is very ol
User :   old
User :   what we can do now is give him supportive care
User :   with the medicines that will relieve him of his discomfort
User :   Treatment of coronary artery disease is aimed at controlling symptoms and slowing or stopping the progression of disease
User :   i just was wondering if he doesnt have much tome maybe this would be a good time for my husband 2 see him
User :   The method of treatment is based on many factors determined by your symptoms, a physical exam, and diagnostic testing. In many cases, if the blockage is less than 70 percent and not severely limiting blood flow, medications may be the first line of treatment.
User :   yes sure
User :   since decreased blood flow
User :   to organs will lead to organ failures
User :   i guess i was wondering is his time pretty limited
User :   like kidney
User :   yes it may
User :   since he is already weak by his age and disease
User :   that is what i thougt
User :   thank u very much u have been a big help
User :   thanks for consulting..
User :   wish him the best health
User :   thanks
User :   login anytime for help
User :   Bye for now....
User :   Take care...
User :   i will thank u 2
User :   bye..
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