Current hepatitis C
therapy is very rough, with a lot of side effects which include cardiac side effects. Your father's heart needs to be in stable condition and he would need clearance from a cardiologist to undergo treatment.
If his liver is not severely damaged (which can be evaluated with a liver biopsy
), then he would be better off waiting for new medications to come out with much less side effects. These are expected to come out in 2 years. On the other hand if he has severe liver damage
, or close to cirrhosis
, then I would not wait that long. Discuss it with his gastroenterologist / hepatologist.