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DOBUTAMINE DRIP CLINIC

DOBUTAMINE DRIP CLINIC

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Posted by JIM MULLINS on August 27, 2000 at 14:12:14:

I HAVE BEEN THROUGH IT ALL WITH MY HEART THE PAST 5 YEARS. BEGINNING W ANGIOPLASRTY THEN TO TRIPLLE BY PASS, THEN MORE ANGIOPLASTY STINTS, AND A PACE MAKER. THEN FOR FOUR YEARS THEY WEWE AFRAID TO DO AN ANGIOGRAHM BECAUSE THE CONTRAST DYE WOULD FINISH OFF MY WEEK KIDNEYS. WHEN THEY FINALLY AGREED THEY NEEDED TO SEE WHAT WAS GOIING ON TWO 90 PLUS % BLOCKS WERE FOUND ON THE FRONT ARTERY OF THE HEART . THEY ONCE AGAIM ANGIOPLASTIED THE BLOCKS AND PUT IN STINTS.
NOW THEY HAVE HAD ME ON A DOBUTAMINE DRIP FOR ABOUT 6 WEEKS. I RECENTLY DISCOVERED THAT THIS DRUG IS USED AS PREP FOR TRANSPLANTS, ALTHOUGH THEY HAVNT MENTIONED THAY WORD. MY KIDNEY FUNCTION HAS LEVELED OFF AT ABOUT CREATEN OF ABOUT4 AND B.U.N. OF ABOUT 160. SOME OUTSIDE OPINIONS HAVE SUGGESTEDV A DOUBLE TRANSPLANT, KIDNEY AND HEART. I AM 57 YEARS OLD AND HAVE MED RETIRED 5 YEARS . IM AS ACTIVE AS I CAN BE, CANT DO MUCH. ANY ADVICE?


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