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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My gram had a triple bypass 8 yrs ago. She had a heart attack this week, they said her valves are clogged with blood clots, and her heart is only working at 20%. How long do you think she will last like this?                    
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Do you have the ECHO report
Doctor :   Can you type it
User :   no i dont have any of that
Doctor :   Is she on ventilator or cardiac drugs
User :   heparin
Doctor :   What is her age?
User :   79
User :   past history of lung cancer on oxygen 24 hours a day
Doctor :   The chances are grim
User :   i know, i just dont want her lingering for a long period. this happened on thursday. I just hope she goes peacefully and soon
Doctor :   YEs just give immense support to your family
Doctor :   MEntally prepare them
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