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   Posted 6/22/2011 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
My daughters father is in the hospital,he was having trouble breathing.So far they said his heart is enlarged and the upper chambers are beating too fast.It is not (as of yet) responding to the medicine given and if they can't get it under control they will have to stop then restart his heart.This is all very scary since we don't know what any of this means.I don't know if the nurses would tell me since we are not together anymore even though we are still friends.

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   Posted 7/6/2011 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi nana68,

I have no answers for you but I don't wanna read and run. Maybe you could stick around and get some answers from the doctors or nurses there. I sincerely hope he gets better.
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   Posted 7/6/2011 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you I did find answers.after all is said and done he has only five percent of his heart working.they got his blood thinned out and it and his beats regulated.if they don't stay regulated he will have to have a fibrillator or is it defribillator,in any case he was sent home and not critical right now which is good news.Has to stop drinking and smoking and can't work and has to modify his diet but atleast he's still here .
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   Posted 7/8/2011 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nana,
I am glad you got your aswer. Sorry I am late getting here. smhair I am going to guess and say your daughter's Father need cardioversion for his rhythm.

Cardioversion is a procedure in which an electrical shock is delivered to the heart to convert an irregular or fast heart rhythm (called an arrhythmia) to a normal heart rhythm. During cardioversion, your doctor uses a cardioverter machine to send electrical energy (or a “shock”) to the heart muscle to restore the normal heart rhythm.

Cardioversion can be used to treat many types of fast or irregular heart rhythms. The most common irregular heart rhythms that require cardioversion include atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. Life-saving cardioversion may be used to treat ventricular tachycardia (a rapid, life-threatening rhythm originating from the lower chambers of the heart).

Synchronized cardioversion is shocking a particular point in the sinus rhythm. It is used for supraventicular tachycardia.
An Automatic Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (AICD) is the  device
he may need down the road.
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   Posted 7/8/2011 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
thats what they were talking about.I really don't know how the heart can function at 5 percent and some still be walking around,I don't much of how things work but all these issues are making my anxiety so bad.
treacheal stenosis,fibromyalgia,panic disorder,ptsd and who knows what else
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