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Suggested triple bypass due to severe arthrosclerosis, has severely decreased lung function due to smoking addiction. What is the outlook?

My father is not a candidate for stents because of too much arthrosclerosis. They have decided his only chance is for a triple bypass surgery. He only has 15 percent lung function because he was a long time heavy smoker for the majority of his life. He uses his inhalers like candy and takes a puff every other hour or so. He is 73 years old and I am concerned that he may end up on a vent and never get off. I feel like the doctors are not giving him the true picture. What is the outlook like for someone with severely decreased lung function for a triple bypass?
Asked On : Mon, 24 Sep 2012
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Hi..Deborah.., since the lung function is 15%.., if the patient undergoes any surgery,
it will be difficult to recover... if you wont trust, take the opinion of one more doctor...

Take care..
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