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A relative died just after angioplasty surgery....
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awandd posted:
One of my relative died by heart failure about 1 month ago. His 1st heart attack was 10 days before he went to a angioplasty surgery. The doctors said the surgery was done well but the patient died after about 45 mins. However, he went to the hospital approximately 2 days after his 1st heart attack (so I guess he was unable to get some important medications within 24 hrs). After he has been discharged by a government hospital (after 4 days) the doctors asked him to rest 2,3 weeks and go for other tests (like angiogram) and other surgeries if needed. This guy didn't have such time to rest.about 2,3 days time he went to private hospital, then the angiogram test was performed and the angioplasty operation was done right away (we were told by the doctors that he stayed alive abt 45 mins and then died)
The reason for dead (as he told) the weak heart (30% working and some mussels died) was not capable of handling the new blood flow rate. So his claim was if we brought the patient early he could have survived..

Ive read that late angioplasty surgery is no benefit (http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/late-angioplasty-no-benefit-after-heart-attack). We were under the impression that if we rest 2,3 weeks and then went to a possible bypass surgery he could have a chance to live. Since he didn't get enough rest before his surgery.
I am very grateful to a somebody who can explain me about the above conditions and possibly he could have a change for life.

Thanks you very much in advance
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi awandd -

I'm so sorry for your loss. (((hugs))) to you and your family.

I do not think our experts can adequately address your questions without first hand knowledge of this particular case. I urge you and your family to ask questions directly of the doctosr and facilities that treated your relative.

Click here for additional information about angioplasty that might answer some of your questions: Angioplasty

Haylen
 
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awandd replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
Hi Haylen,
Thank you very much for your reply.


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