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I can not second guess what they are doing.
However, dialysis means that his kidneys would not remove fluid.
In other words, renal failure.
Heart failure and renal failure at age 93 would indicate a high mortality rate.
However, he has a preserved ejection fraction, so this does not add up.
That is the question, and probably the serious concern.
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This makes perfect sense actually
He is going into cardiorenal syndrome.
This is common in advanced heart failure (even HFpEF)
He may be going to go home on hospice. That is probably a good idea if his prognosis is very poor. Most studies show that individuals that go home on hospice actually do better
Dialysis can stabilize him but it is not a long term solution.