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I'm a 45 year old Male, I have been diagnosed with 1)

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Hello, I'm a 45 year old Male, I have been diagnosed with
1) cervical myelopathy
2) offered c6/7 anterior cervical dissector you and fusion
But an abnormal ECG showed a problem...
Echocardiograms showed I have an enlarged heart and also my heart is pumping at 25/30% capacity. I've been told there is nothing they can do to increase my pumping capacity.
I've been advised I'm very high risk/significant risk of a stroke and/or heart attack during the spinal procedure...
I would like to know if there is anything that can be done to reduce my risk ?
Is there any statistics to show survival rates for people in my position ?
Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing physician with over 10 years experience

Do we know why your heart pumping is down?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was told it is because my heart is enlarged ? It wasn't explained fully to me.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

There has to be a reason for it

sometimes it is reversible

are you seeing a great cardiologist?

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

Thanks for this question

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