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Pulmonary infection causing heavy mucus, breathing difficulty. Recently had massive heart attack. Recovery chances?

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My granfather of 85 had massive heart attack last sunday and yesterday doing good. he suffered broken ribs from cpr and had been i. hospital two weeks earlier with pnemonia today he flat lined and they got him back after 20 min now they say heart not concern but pomienary infection as his mucas caused him to stop breathing. do you think a man of his age and what going on can recover?!
Posted Sat, 18 May 2013 in Heart Attack
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 28 minutes later
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Sorry to see the situation of your grandfather.
It is difficult - not impossible to come around...
In olden days, pneumonia was called 'old man's friend' - because it was a terminal event due to lack of treatment.
Nowadays, with advances in antibiotics, respiratory support and so on, there is hope (though not bright) - in spite of his age and heart attack.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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