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Reduced heart pumping rate, depression and bipolar. Had heart attacks and had stent placements.

My husband has been told his heart is pumping at 35 %. It stops beating like every 2 to 5 beats.They put a monitor on him to record the heart beats stopping, since he said that could increase his chances of a difibraltor. IF he doesnt get the defibralator, what does all this mean. He has turned hisself off from life , like manic depressive, or bipolar, mean. he is 48. At 44 he had the first heart attack and 3 since with 25 to 30 stents.
Asked On : Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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After heart attack pumping of heart becomes weak if there is heart muscle damage which he go 4 years back. I hope he must be under medication and life style modification. If heart is treated with angioplasty with stents ( ? 25 to 30 it can not be true may be typographical mistake) but if heart rate is irregular a Holter monitorig may be advised and can be analysed to decide about AICD ( Automated Implanteble cardio defibrilator) wich saves patient from sudden death.Also some times to improve Ejection Fraction of heart Synchronization device is implanted let your cardiologist decide it I may add these therapy are costly if no problem go for it.
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