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An 87 yr. Old man survived a heart attack (code blue) 14 hrs ago. The current hospital recommends that he is transferred to a hospital that specializes in cardiovascular surgery. Is there more risk to stay or transfer to another hospital?
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Dr. Thomas Birdas
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably equal
Cardiac surgery at age 87 is pretty risky, so without knowing the specifics i would think it's pretty close.

In brief: Probably equal
Cardiac surgery at age 87 is pretty risky, so without knowing the specifics i would think it's pretty close.
Dr. Thomas Birdas
Dr. Thomas Birdas
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Risk to transfer
It is apparent the hospital he is in does not have facilities for cardiac cath, and there is cardiac abnormality on ekg and echo.
If his vital signs are stable and he is not on ventilator, it is safe to transfer him to a center with facilities for cardian cath and possible surgery.It is more risky for him to stay there as he may code again.

In brief: Risk to transfer
It is apparent the hospital he is in does not have facilities for cardiac cath, and there is cardiac abnormality on ekg and echo.
If his vital signs are stable and he is not on ventilator, it is safe to transfer him to a center with facilities for cardian cath and possible surgery.It is more risky for him to stay there as he may code again.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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