My husband had a series of light heart attacks mid-Oct. He has had heart disease for many years: cardiomyopathy, CHF, and CAD plus acute COPD. He isn't recovering from the attacks as I expected and as he usually recovers. He is extremely weak and not able to do much more than sit/lie down. My question: even with mild heart attacks and not much additional damage (he had his first MI in '89) could the heart attack(s) alone caused this weakness to be permanent? He has a 3-lead ICD that paces the heart and is on lasix for fluid buildup. His doctors (pulmonary and cardiac) each think the other problem is worse (i.e., heart and lungs). Without lasix every day his weight starts to go up and we ultiately have to increase the does. Could he be losing too much fluid.
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