Bad Heart And Anesthesia
Has anyone had experience with be anesthesized for hernia surgery with a heart problem? I am concerned about a family member, he is 72 y.o. and needs a double hernia surgically repaired. He had a heart attack years ago and at that time the only thing keeping him alive was new artery "offshoots" and was told then to get his house in order. His Dr. is ordering testd on his heart to determine if he will be ok and then the anesthesiologist will decide. I would like to know if anyone has had experience with hernia surgery and heart conditions. He takes an awful lot of nitro too. Thanks!