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Heart disease,numerous heart attack,sleeping lot,defibrillator going off in night

My father has heart disease and numerous heart attacks. He has been sleeping a lot now. The doctors didn t even expect him to make it to last Christmas, but he did. They say his difibrilator has been going off nightly. Why is he sleeping so much, is this a precursor to him dying?
Asked On : Fri, 16 Mar 2012
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Hi there...
Excessive sleeping in a patient having underlying heart disease can be because of low blood oxygen level and excess carbondioxide build up,or it can be because of low level of thyroid hormone so i will suggest him to get his arterial blood gases and thyroid function test please.
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