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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Do swelling and redness in the legs with blisters in a heart patient need immediate medical attention?

My dad is 88 years old. He s had 3 open heart surgeries in the past. Right now he has edema real bad. His legs are really swollen and very red with blisters on the red part. I m a little concerned about this. He has a doctors appointment this Wednesday but should I be taking him to a emergency care center for this before then?
Tue, 3 Jul 2018
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Yes, if his doctor cannot see him today then he should be seen in emergency. He may have an infection or be going into heart failure.

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