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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 24, 2009
  • 02:56 PM

My dad has some problems mostly with breathing and no doctor wants to help him. They keep saying that nothing is wrong with him. He has a heart in his heart that we just found out about but the heart doctor that he seen said nothing was wrong with and that everyone has a hole in their heart.

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  • If you can put down some more specific information about your Dad's age and health history, someone might be able to help you out. Everyone doesn't have a hole in their heart. There must have been a misunderstanding of something the doctor said to you. I have an uncle and a cousin that had open heart surgery to repair fairly large holes in their hearts, but not everyone needs to have a hole fixed. There are many factors such as size and location that determine whether or not you need surgery to fix a hole. I would encourage your Dad to find another doctor if he doesn't like the one he visited. Some doctors are not very good at communicating with their patients, but that doesn't make them a "bad" doctor. Some patients don't understand doctors who talk in technical terms either. It works both ways sometimes. Find a doctor that works with you and is concerned. Good luck! :)
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