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 How high BP can be permanently cured? what changes should be done in life style?
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 My dad is 67 years old. he suffers from hyper tension. it fluctuates sharply at times too. what should he do?
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 Help plz chest pains =[?
over the last month ive had really bad sharp chest pains (sometimes felt like i was going to die), this occurs pretty much all over the top part of my chest.. heart area.. left side and right side. ...


 Why are Surgeons called Mr and not Dr?
I had an operation done by a Mr ian smith.Not Dr ian smith,Id have thought they would be called Dr's too....


 How to avoid bypass surgery even if all the arteries are blocked?
My father is 72 years old. His heart capacity is 15% only. He had a bypass 14 years back. Again all the arteries including the bypass arteries are blocked. Is it medically advisable to go for bypass ...


 I was diagonosed with high blood pressure recently. I started to have homopathic medicines. The day is passed?
i was diagonosed with high blood pressure recently. I started to have homopathic medicines. The day is passed without much difference but in the night there is a sessation in the back of my neck and I...


 How can I lower my cholesterol?
A little background: I'm 6'0", 173 lbs, BP is 120/78, basically in good health. My cholesterol is 242 and it pisses me off because it's a hereditary thing. I've talked to ...


 Menopause or High blood preassure>?
Just turned 50 and I started feeling dizzy and a lot of headaches almost every day. I feel very hot, and my heart feels like is gonna explote... I am afraid.. I don't know if this is the ...


 Can cardiac pacemaker wires migrate through skin over time?
My five year old had his third pacemaker fitted in nov 2007.He has been unwell with bad cough and vomiting for last two wks and his pacemaker wires are now visable under skin!!!!Has anyone else had ...


 Did my Dad have a Heart Attack?
What is wrong with my Dad? Last night he was vommiting flem and had all the symtons of a heart attack so my Mom called 911 even thought my Dad didnt want her too. When the ambulance got here they ...


 Why is high blood pressure associated with obesity?
Do only obese people get high blood pressure?...


 Will I ever recover from a stroke I had three years ago.I am aged 64 now?
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 What do you know about heart disease?
for an assignment?...


 How can you stop your heart for a few second?
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 What is the definition of high blood pressure?
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 What are the vessels that carry blood away from the heart?
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 What is the medical term. for high blood pressure?
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 Anxiety attacks or something more sinister?
Hi, i'm a 22 year old female sitting college finals in 2 weeks. my problems started about 4 months ago, when i was finding that climbing stairs or just getting out of my chair was making my ...


 I have a question about my heart
So, this thing with my heart, it doesn't happen every day, week, etc. Just sometimes. I'm not sure of the first time I've experienced this. But I remember one day in class, sometime in ...


 Blood Pressure 133 over 60?
How is that? Normal, low, high?...



skittles
What are the chances of an 85 year-old man surviving open-heart surgery?
The doctors have decided on replacing one of the valves in his heart with one taken from a pig. He's a WW2 amputee who is ridiculously physically healthy and mentally sound. Two weeks ago his lungs were drained of fluid that had built up, and we've been told that his heart has only been working at 1/3 capacity,.
                     




Jeanne R
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My 86 year old uncle had chest surgery two months ago to prevent future buildup of fluid in the chest. He was out of the hospital in three days. Many surgeons won't even touch a patient anymore if there is a large doubt about the patient surviving the operation. They don't want to be sued, so they are very careful about the who they choose to operate upon. The patients' chronological age really isn't a factor , it's the age of the "body". Some people who are 65 have 80 year old bodies and some ,like my Dad, are in their 90's with the body of a 65 year old.
It sounds like your 85 year old will do just great and he will be sitting up on the side of the bed within 12 hours of the surgery and up on his feet (foot?) moving within 24. You will be surprised at how quickly he'll be ready to come home and how much better he will feel after the valve replacement.


b52gflyer
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My 80 year old step mother had it last year and is doing fine. She got 2 pig valves and spent what seemed to be forever on the table but it was only 5 hours. No worry. He has great chances.


Smoove B
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Chances are good.
My 78 year-old mother just had her first pig valve replaced with another, and also had a bypass during the same procedure. One month later now and she is doing very well.


sheila
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One of the patients I have just taken care of was 92 and did great! The heart has been working only at 1/3 probably because of the decreased function of the faulty valve, the same reason the fluid built up.If he is otherwise healthy, then with a new valve in a few weeks he may feel even better than before. Good luck and prayers.


Barry auh2o
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If his chances were not good, they would not be even considering it..
The days are long over when " his only chance is to have an operation." They now do it when the benefits outweigh the risk.
Tell him I'm thinking of him.


spacery
my mother just had open heart in aug she was very high risk, they replaced her aortic valve with a bovine, it only took 3 hours. with todays technology it's hardly nothing, he needs to have it done, he'll be just fine. they do these all the time to patients that old.


mmoonnii
there are only two chances. Survive the operation or not. Why do you have to make the decision? Why don't you ask him what he wishes to do?...................


freakye1971
Chances should be relatively good!!! My grandmother at 85 had a triple bypass surgery, and they replaced 2 of her valves with pig valves, and she just was able to complete her first stress test ever at the age of 87.


ladyjadra
If he is healthy there is no reason to think he would not do well after surgery. Most people who have problems would have them because they could not tolerate anethesia due to kidney dysfunction or the recovery would be too much for them. However, I would request a second opinion and that he be sent to a cardiac rehab program post surgery where they will set up a regimen that is monitored for exercise and nutrition so he can regain full functioning. Do keep in mind however that all surgery has risks, but if the benefits outweigh the risk than it is worth it.


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