How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 36133
Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Chip is online now

My name is ***** ***** I've got a question regarding

This answer was rated:

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I've got a question regarding heart condition. Will an 80 yr old lady survive when she is diagnosed with a heart condition EG_drying of a part of heart I don't yet know the diagnosis of the heart condition. The lady is in India.Dr's there say that she can be cured by medicine and don't want to do a heart surgery du to the age risk. Idon't understand as well the meaning of drying of one side of a heart . could u explain this plz.
Hi SosammaThe condition is known as congestive heart failure from a part of the heart muscle being destroyed by a heart attack.Medications like beta blockers and salt restriction can be used to treat this without surgeryLet me know if you need more information please
Dr. Chip and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Dr Chip. Could u plz elaborate on this subject plz.
Sure--can you tell me any more about her problem?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She is having breathlesness and also complained about bowelproblem as for which she was given suppository as for which she had very loose loose bowels.Thus she is very weak frail and is now kept in ICUunit. Dr saysshe is quite serious to take her out of ICU unit. So i don't know. Her Na level shows normal. ECGis normal.Plz advize
I understand
And was the doctor talking about some kind of heart surgery?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes he was.BUT dr says he would not be happy to take to open heart surgery but give her medications to solve the problem.
And can you tell me more about what he said about her heart problem?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Actually all I know is hewant to prescribe only medications for her.
OK--so what more information do you need?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Iwanted to ask u if she undergoes surgery then is that the best option for her since she is 80 yr old or the medication regime will do her good.
As ill as she is I personally wouldn't recommend surgery--I would just treat her with medication