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Prostate Surgery with Heart Condition

marc
Posts: 19
Joined: Dec 2001

I am caretaker to a person with upcoming surgery. There is concern, due to a heart condition. Has anyone experienced this? Were the types of anesthesia discussed, altered for you? Any suggestions? Thank-you.

2375dgg
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Joined: Oct 2000

cONSIDER BRACHYTHERAPY.

JLM
Posts: 15
Joined: Dec 2009

Yes, I have heart trouble,and my heart doctor cleared me for the da Vince Robotic surgery. I had a mild heart-attack back in June of 1999. I take heart meds and warfrin a blood thinner so I don't foam any blood clots. I had a very fast recovery and doing great.
You can email me at: jmm@jmmotw.com

JLM

sjs2371
Posts: 6
Joined: Dec 2009

My husband had the robotic surgery today and is doing well. He had two stints put in and a pace maker in October so his heart was a big concern. The anthesiologist was well informed of his heart condition and tailored the meds to fit his condition and everything went perfect.

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