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I had a triple by-pass 6 yrs ago and am now told I need a hip

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I had a triple by-pass 6 yrs ago and am now told I need a hip replacement ,what are my chances with surgery ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

are you asking what are your chances of being able to tolerate a hip replacement surgery?

Dr. David :

the they will be a cardiac stress test and pulmonary function test.

Dr. David :

have you had a stress test yet? do you know your ejection fraction?

Dr. David :

how are your lungs?

JACUSTOMER-gzvtxa26- :

No I have not had a stress test and had a growth removed from my left lung at the time of heart sugery.also had a stroke during surgery I just wantto know my chances of survival if I have the hip replacement . Joyce

Dr. David :

you need a cardiac stress test and a lung pulmonary function testing to assess your chances of survival.

Dr. David :

if you have poor heart or lung function, you might not be able to have the hip surgery.

Dr. David :

has the hip surgery been scheduled?