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Avatar f tn My Dad had CHF from the many heart attacks he had. He had an ICD. But as he grew older and sicker from developing cancer, they switched him to a pacemaker when his ICD battery was low. Similar to your Dad, mine was basically a DNR as well. The ICD would have shocked his heart if it went into v-tach. The pacer just kept his heart beating at at fairly normal rate and kept him comfortable. So getting a pacemaker probably won't extend his life that much but he will feel a bit better.
Avatar m tn I am a 48 year old white male, and I have already had a total of 5 heart attacks (all within the last 5 tears). At first my doctoer thought it was due to my low HDL, as it has been lower that 28 for the last 5 years. But after my last attack, about 3 months ago, the doctors are now thinking that my body is trying to reject the 3 stents the have pkaced in me. This last attack was pretty serious, and we are planning to have a defibri;ator implanted later this month.
Avatar n tn Ventricular fibrillation is a common cause of death, especially among the elderly. Drinking can cause the heart to become weak and predisposes to this arrhythmia, as does smoking. Heart attacks can also cause this arrhythmia.
Avatar f tn Now the American Heart Association says there is enough evidence to conclude that air pollution can trigger heart attacks and other heart problems. "We can say for first time that the evidence is consistent enough now to say that there's a causal relationship between air pollution exposure and cardiovascular disease," says Dr. Robert Brook cardiovascular specialist and professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Avatar f tn I am now my elderly parents only living child. So now I have my special needs son, my elderly parents and have to help with my brothers kids . I thought I was handling everything okay, but upon one of my many 3 hour trips to go help my parents go through my brothers house/belongings I had to pull over because my heart was racing so unbelievably fast I didn't want to die behind the wheel.
Avatar n tn What are the causes of congestive heart failure in the elderly? Is it possible to contract this condition after a bout of pneumonia? thanks Dear Marcia, thank you for your question. Congestive heart failure (CHF) can have a variety of causes in the elderly. From the cardiac standpoint, CHF is separated into systolic and diastolic dysfunction. Systolic dysfunction refers to damaged myocardial tissue that doesn't contract strongly.
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