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My Brother has been Diagnosed with Heart Failure He is 53

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Hi Doctors My Brother has been Diagnosed with Heart Failure He is 53 and aapparently his age is on the young side for this ailment He takes several medications including Elliquis. I worry that his habits of bad food and smoking about ten ciggaretts a day is getting in the way of his recovery. My question is and I know that every one is different What is my brothers life expectancy I have heard it's not good please let me know He's my best friend and I Love him very much Thank You ***** *****
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

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

Matt, do you know what his ejection fraction is?

does he drink alcohol?

has he had a heart attack?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
He does not drink alcohol but he is a recovering crack addict and yes he had a heart attack and is being treated at the Cleveland clinic
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

what is his ejection fraction?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I'm sorry I don't know what that is?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

the percentage of pumping his heart has

do you have a copy of his echo?

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

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