Was wondering if anyone had any info on this. Daddy's been doing research about saying its brought ef % up in patients with heart failure. When topic was brought up to an ER nurse while he was in for a heart attack (brought on by bp meds cardio prescribed day before) the ER nurse in nicer terms said he was full of crap n it's a myth. Said that would kill a person. Info would be helpful here as well as web links. I'd like to be able to bring in paperwork on it to his next cardio apt.View Thread
I'm looking around for similar answers as op. my father is 65 had several heart attacks never stayed on his meds and had a 4 way bipass. He's been running on about 20% up until wed (8-28-12). The cardio doc put him on two blood pressure/beta blocker meds. (even though his bp is in the 90s/50s). First time his primary care put him on linsolpro(sp??) 20 mg. she refused to see him said his symptoms were due to fluid build up (even though his urine output was way below normal and he was on 20mg LASIK as much as needed through out the day) so she prescribed tow more water pills. He took them like she said. 3rd day I took him into ER because he became so drained he would "pass out into sleep". ER bp read 40/35 when he walked in (yes walked in). They said his kidneys were starting into failure because they were so dried out. Turns out it was the bp meds. She still to this day will not admit that she screwed up on the dosage. (proper dosage for his ef function was 2.5 mg NOT 20 mg). Well Monday this week cardio put him on bp/beta blockers low dosage to help his heart rebuild vessels n arteries. Wed he took first dose at 8 am. By 1100 he was having a heart attack. ER said it was because of e meds again. They r now saying his heart is so bad it's rejecting the meds. He spent two days in under observation and fluids to flush meds out. He is now at 10% ef. Echocardiogram shows one side (forgive me I forgot which sides) is barely working while the other is working hugely. I think they said the side working good "powered the lungs n brain while the other side which is very weak powers the other parts. He's struggling to even eat n loosing energy. However his recovery time is quick. He's still doing his usual but gets winded fast. Docs at the hospital are saying he has less then 6 months to live with the next two months being his best after that it's a fast downhill slide. The day before his cardiologist said on these meds it would bring him up to 40% in about two months. With a life span of 10-20 more years!! So you can image how fast I broke down and anxiety attack hit when I went from having daddy another 10 years to less then 6 months. He's done research and says there's a procedure where you get 2% hydrogen peroxide iv in. However he hasn't see cardiologist yet to confirm and see if he will do treatment. My sister (an obgyn) says there are more options medication wise they just have to "play with it". His opinion is that the last time they "played with it" he lost 10% of his ef function! So I don't blame him. I'm just wonder after this long novel I just wrote if any one has any facts web links or info on this hydrogen peroxide thing. He's a fighter. The day after his 4-way bipass he was up walking the halls. They sent him home the3rd day because he was recovering so fast. Here at this hosptial he's popularly know as the "walker". He refuses to go just yet. I know will power can make a difference. He was told 2 years ago that he wouldn't make it bast 6 months. Can anyone reccomended a cardiologist in the Kansas city, Kansas or Kansas city mo areas? Please fell free to email me! firstname.lastname@example.org.View Thread
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