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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 ***** *****
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

Matt, do you know what his ejection fraction is?

does he drink alcohol?

has he had a heart attack?

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Customer reply replied 11 months 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
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

what is his ejection fraction?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I'm sorry I don't know what that is?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

the percentage of pumping his heart has

do you have a copy of his echo?

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 11 months ago

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