55-year-old kidney patient Lee Yew Wing has been experiencing shortness of breath and chest discomfort when climbing stairs since last year. After a consultation, doctors initially suspect a blockage in the heart's blood vessels. He has been scheduled for various tests at the end of this year and next year. However, he is concerned about the long wait for the tests and hopes for a prompt surgery to alleviate his heart condition.
Hailing from Batu Maung, Penang, Lee Yew Wing's preliminary examinations revealed a slow heartbeat, leading to weakened heart function and causing breathing difficulties and vascular blockage. He deeply understands the value of good health and hopes for a healthy life and future. Thus, he is eager for the surgery to address his heart condition as soon as possible and looks forward to recovering after the procedure to contribute back to society.
【Lee Yew Wing was forced to undergo kidney dialysis due to kidney failure, but he initially resisted the procedure. As a result, toxins in his body surged, leading to severe edema. Eventually, he had no choice but to accept dialysis. Now, he is eager to undergo heart surgery as soon as possible to address his heart issues】
Lee Yew Wing, who suffers from hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes, began experiencing chest pain at the end of last year. He sought medical attention at the hospital and underwent initial tests, which indicated possible heart artery blockages. However, more detailed examinations and procedures were scheduled for the end of the year and March of the following year.
Due to the long waiting time at the hospital, Lee Yew Wing took advantage of a health carnival organized by ONE HOPE CHARITY. When the National Heart Institute's (IJN) mobile truck provided services, he promptly seized the opportunity for further examination. The results showed that his heart rate was slow, and his heart was unable to pump blood effectively to other organs. As a result, he experienced shortness of breath and chest pain while walking and climbing stairs, which is currently being managed with medication.
He now carries sublingual nitroglycerin tablets for emergencies to avoid worsening symptoms. Doctors advised him to undergo coronary angiogram to assess the severity of the blockages and perform angioplasty to clear the blood vessels.
Having lived more than half a century, Lee Yew Wing has faced numerous challenges and unexpected events. Three years ago, a car accident led to spinal injuries that eventually caused kidney failure. He initially resisted dialysis but was compelled to accept the reality when waste toxins accumulated dangerously high in his body. Currently, he undergoes dialysis three times a week, covered by social insurance, and pays for additional medical expenses such as injections and nutritional supplements.
In March of this year, after a dialysis session, he was urgently hospitalized for a bacterial infection. In April, another dialysis session led to gastric swelling and breathing difficulties, prompting another emergency hospitalization. Doctors suspected that these symptoms might be related to heart problems and recommended detailed cardiac testing.
Lee Yew Wing used to work at a hardware store, while his 51-year-old wife was a housewife. After his illness, she became a hawker, and they now sell bread at the market. However, their monthly income is barely enough to make ends meet. They have a 25-year-old daughter who recently graduated from university and works as a salesperson with a monthly salary of approximately RM2950.
Previously, when he underwent dialysis, an arterial blockage was discovered, and ONE HOPE CHARITY approved financial assistance for his angiointervention procedure.
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