• Because, only half of my dad's heart is working half way. He is in the hospital now, but is ok at the moment. The doctors have not said anything further yet. Thanks, for all of your answers.
  • It could be any one of a number of problems, from a leaking valve to clogged arteries to congestive heart failure. The diagnosis will determine the treatment plan, but with so little information it's hard to say what the cause of the problem is. There's no question that a heart putting out only 50% of its potential is a serious thing. however, these days there are some truly effective treatments. Talk to the doctors and make sure they answer every single question you have. You and your family are entitled to be empowered regarding what's happening. Good luck to you and your father. I'm sure he's in good hands.

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