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Suggest treatment for hemochromatosis

my husband was diagnosed with hemochromotosis in June 2013, after 8 hospital stays and numerous test he now has liver failure, diabetes and stage D heart failure. His EF rate was betweeen 5-10% now at 20% according to latest Echo, but he can barely walk or talk without being winded. He is on the liver and transplant list as a 1B waiting at home on dobutomine, how long can one stay on the drug without damage to organs? The dr wants to do a right heart cath to measure pressures now sure why...thanks
Thu, 4 Oct 2018
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Hi,

EF is very low. Hemochromatosis surely affects heart, liver, pancreas so I have liver failure, heart failure and pancreatic failure leading to DM. Dobutamine support for heart is essential as it is chronic heart failure. Wait for transplant.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Peeyush Kumar Saini,
Pathologist and Microbiologist
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