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My dad has a heart attack like symptoms. Had heart attack 2 yrs ago and is now 84

my dad had a heart attack 2 yrs ago and is now 84 but last week i rang him and he sounded really bad and confused, his speach seemed a bit slurred and he was rambling he does not drink or smoke, i went over and the house was a mess he has pulled things out of cuboards and couldnt remember doing it, he had a flu jab 2 weeks ago last week he was fine now he appears totally different and is very confused with his memory, the dr s dont think its another heart attack or stroke and might be a virus, any suggestions
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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I have seen this quite a few times in elderly people after the flu jab. He does need to see his GP who will more than likely say that it's nothing to do with the flu jab but I'm not convinced as I see too much of this to be a coincidence. Make sure he is adequately hydrated & fed as he may not have been looking after himself if he was feeling rough. I wish you well.
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