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Suffering from Congestive heart failure, with difficulty in breathing. History of heart attack and pneumonia. suggestion?

my mother has congestive heart failure . She is 85. She had a heart attack last year as well as pneumonia . She also has curvature of the spine ( osteoporosis ) . She has difficulty breathing doing any form of exercise and does not sleep well at night. She is currently in hospital after being admitted 1 week ago for breathing difficulties. I am struggling to get any from of prognosis as to what stage she is at.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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as your mother is old , past h/o heart attack, pneumonia, curvature of spine (scoliosis)
prognosis depend upon - 1) ejection fraction of heart ( echo report) 2) what is rhythm
of heart ( sinus or atrial fibrillation , as it is very common at this age) 3) renal function test 4) pneumonia present or not 5) blood sugar status 6) extent of scoliosis( it decrease lung volume)
please do discussion with your treating doctor about these points
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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