My father is 60 years old. He had difficulty in swallowing hard food ( the intake of soft and liquid food is not a problem). Also he gets cough suddenly. He also has swelling of legs. We consulted the doctor and the blood tests, scanning , X-ray, Eco, ECG were done. The doctors say that the lungs is filled with water, and the creatinine content in kidney is 2.2. The oxygen pumping rate is 32%. However my father has not suffered from any heart attack, neither he smokes or drinks. The doctor say the heart pumping rate is the main cause of fluid in his body. And once the pumping rate increases, all the other problems like difficulty in swallowing, coughing, swelling of legs will no longer be present.
His apitite has reduced from past one month, and he has become weak. Is there a way to improve his heart pumping rate? Are there any risk with this pumping rate. Can the pumping rate be improved by intake of medicine?
Please help out. Thanks in advance.