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How endarterectomy and family history of sudden cardiac death affect life span?

My sand has severe CAD, history of aborted sudden cardiac death , endarerectomy, that is narrowed again. Bypasses x give all occluded with one graft completely dying.Four BMS in two cardiac arteries. He just had bilateral iliac stents with atherectomy of four bofutofications. He now has pulse in feet and legs Found two small aneurysms in brain. He has advanced emphysema. He continues to smoke and drink excessively. Is he not a time bomb? His docs don t say anything. Sister died at thirty two from atherosclerosis , his mother at fifty three, father at sixty give. Ct with contrast showed aorta was calcified around the artery and the opening was not clear but translucent with soft plaque. Any idea when I should be prepared for his death? He still goes to work but doesn t work.
Asked On : Wed, 11 Apr 2012
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Hi ,
The medical situation is definitely serious and so his approach towards the diseases is poor . Continued smoking and drinking will worsen the situation . But this can not be the reason to ask - when should be prepared to death . No doctor will ever answer this type of question .

Plan a counselling session for him so that he will tr to follow normal healthy lifestyle . Review of medical management will also help .
Answered: Fri, 13 Apr 2012
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