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My dad is in end stage renal failure, they told him yesterday that his liver is starting to fail. He also has calcified arteries in his heart. How long will he live with all of this? He doesn't want open heart surgery and I don't really think he would ma

Goals of care. I'm sorry to hear about your father. Now is the time to have a family meeting with your father, his primary doctor and relevant specialists to discuss "goals of care". What does your father wish to have done to him and what are his values for how he wants to live the rest of his life? These are difficult discussions to have, but they need to happen sooner rather than later. Read more...
It's his decision. Your father has serious medical problems. It's impossible to accurately gauge operative risk without all the details, but renal and kidney failure complicate the prospect of heart surgery. In any case, the decision to have surgery is in his hands. Get the best information from the medical team, and discuss it with your family. Read more...

My father recently had open heart surgery of blockage of four arteries, it took last about 5 1/2 hrs. He is 69 year with 36 years of diabetic history, also had past history of stroke and attack. But after surgery nearly 40 hrs later we have noticed chan

Ur post got cut shor. From your topic tags, i suspect that you've noticed a change in your dad's memory after his surgery. Given his history of stroke complicated by heart disease, it's very common to report memory loss after open heart surgery since small clots can fly off into brain. Or he might be suffering from delirium due to anesthesia, medications, infection, blood clot to lung, uncontrolled pain, etc. Read more...
Delirium. Fluctuating level of attention and confusion is very common given his medical history , age and recent surgery. Read more...

What to do if I have sharp pain around my arm pit left side of my brest bone after open heart surgery. Please help.?

Not from heart. If you had a coronary bypass then the sharp pains to the left of the sternum may be due to the harvesting of the Internal mammary artery which requires cutting the pleura on either side of it. The pleura is highly innervated and cutting the sensory nerves produces a numbness over the left chest for many patients and then "pleuritic " pain as the nerves grow back. See your Surgeon if worried though. Read more...