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84 yrs old, suffers COPD, kidney function of 15%, prostate cancer. Increased heart rate. What to do ?

My dod is 84 and has many health problems. He has COPD , kidney funtion of 15% and prostate cancer that has migrated out of the prostate into the blood stream. They have taken him off of several med s to prevent further damage to the kidneys. Last couple of day s his heart rate at rest is climbing , from 70 two day ago to present of 103. Should I take him to the ER? .
Asked On : Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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Hello bmontgomery18 , greetings from
Answer to your question is " Yes " you should take your father to the ER . He has multiple problems as per your case history and when time comes he will need multiple attentions at the same time and i guess you will find such care in ER only. Also i would like to enquire if he is having fever or has he stopped taking food properly , which may indirectly account for his sudden rise in heart rate which you mentioned. Hope i have been able to answer your queries. Take care.
Answered: Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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