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NorthernHeart
NorthernHeart, Board Certified MD
Category: Cardiology
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Experience:  Internal Medicine, Gen Cardiology, Nuclear Card, Echocard
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My father had a sudden cardiac arrest on 11th March due to

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Hi doctor. My father had a sudden cardiac arrest on 11th March due to an occlusion in his right coronary artery. He suffered a hypoxic brain injury and has a PEJ inserted into his jejunum for feeding and medication. On Saturday morning, he pulled it out accidentally, and only did the hospital think it's suitable to do it today (Tuesday afternoon) when they thought they'd make sole time for him. Obviously, most medications have stopped because they cannot be intravenously given I.e. atorvastatin ramipril, bisoprolol, ticagrelor. He was on rectal aspirin but has been given it in 2 days due to possibly having the replacement pej procedure. Anyway, they are waiting 12 hours before they give any medications and I'm just a bit worried about what the stall is for (they want to make sure no complications with the pej... apparently). I don't approve of him already being 4 days without important heart medication. The nurse said oh it's not important. I beg to differ. Could you maybe shed some light on what I should do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question. I'm Dr. Phil and I'm happy to help.

Did they put a stent in any artery?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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