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Suggest Prognosis Of Valves Leakage With Liver And Heart Weakness

My Mom Has 3 leaky valves that need to be replaced. She is in intensive care in Boston and is under sedation and being treated with heart pumps. They took off the right side pump and are going to take off the left today. The doctors say they cant operate on her as she is because of her liver and heart is too weak. They are going to see if her condition improves after a recent simulated heart attack to help open the left side of her heart for better blood flow. I m scared and want to know if she has a chance.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016
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Your mom is in critical condition.but looks like the doctors are doing their best.If her liver tests are improving then it may be possible that she improves enough to undergo surgery.For now supporting her heart with pumps is the right strategy and it can save the heart and patient.
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Suggest Prognosis Of Valves Leakage With Liver And Heart Weakness

Your mom is in critical condition.but looks like the doctors are doing their best.If her liver tests are improving then it may be possible that she improves enough to undergo surgery.For now supporting her heart with pumps is the right strategy and it can save the heart and patient.