I hate to say, but if there is that much blockage, and, given her age, the docs are doing what is best for her. It would be too risky for everyone. Heart failure
is different from a heart attack
. I know, I've had 2 heart failures. A heart attack is altogether different, wherein the arteries are clogged with cholesterol
, fat, and are narrowed to the point where blood can no longer flow to the heart properly. A heart attack can also be the result of other things, but the clogged arteries are a common cause. When there is a chance the arteries can be removed and replaced with one from the leg, that is an option, but if 3 of her arteries are that bad, I really, really, hate to say anything other than you may want to do what you can for her while she is in this situation. May God help you and place her in His care. I will pray for all.