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My dad has chronic heart failure and we have been told is heart

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My dad has chronic heart failure and we have been told is heart is only functioning at 15% is it worth getting a 2nd opinion
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Cameron :

Hello

Dr. Cameron :

I am sorry about the delay with answering your question

Dr. Cameron :

I imagine that they discovered that your dad's heart was operating at 15% via echocardiogram or cardiac cathetrisation.

Dr. Cameron :

Yes, It is absolutely worth getting a second opinion

Dr. Cameron :

For one, the reading may be high or low

Dr. Cameron :

And this can have significant implications on the types of medication and therapies

Dr. Cameron :

that can make a tremendous difference in terms of his quality of life- whether he is able to do certain activities or how much medication he can take

Dr. Cameron :

I am going to be out much of the day, so if you have any follow up questions, I will get back to them as soon as I get back.

Dr. Cameron :

If you are finished for now, I hope that I was able to provide you with excellent service and I would appreciate positive feedback :-)

JACUSTOMER-8kvnqtev- :

Reason i am asking is that they have said he will never get any better and there is nothing they can do, is there no surgery they can perform on him?

Dr. Cameron : Well they can do a cardiac transplant
Dr. Cameron : however medication can make a tremendous difference e
JACUSTOMER-8kvnqtev- :

So how do Iget a 2nd opinion and where from?

Dr. Cameron : Where do you live and I can help you with that?

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