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Asthma

Question
Posted by: Belinda Lambert | 2018/08/20

Q.

Foxair prescribed to person with LV systolic dysfunction who has asthma

My brother who recently passed away was diagnosed with foxair. He has asthma and was also diagnosed with the following; 1. Dilated CMO/Severe LV systolic dysfunction, Moderate MR, LBBB, Severe D1 disease otherwise unobstructed coronaries. 2. Airways disease/Asthma, previous PTB in 1980s with left apical fibrocystic changes 3. Dyslipidaemia His mediaction was the following; 1. Frusemide 40 mg BD 2. Spiractin 25 mg OD 3. Carloc 25 mg BD 4. Lisinopril 10 mg nocte 5. Aspirin 150 mg OD 6. Atorvastatin 20 mg nocte 7. Foxair and Ventolin inhaler 8. Prednisone 20 mg od x 5/7 9. Pantoprazole 20 mg od could any of this medication be the cause of his death?

Expert's Reply

A.

Asthma Expert
- 2018/08/21

I've gone through the list of medication and this would be in keeping with the diagnosis mentioned. With severe heart failure, the probability of sudden death is quite significant.  The asthma medication tends to stay mainly within the lungs.  The cardiac medication seems reasoanble.

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