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end stage congestive heart failure life expectancy

A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No one can say: It's shorter than it ought to be. Focus on the positive - take all your meds religiously. Maintain good nutrition. Exercise daily to the extent you're ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Friesen
43 years experience Family Medicine
Lets check!: You can find several "life expectancy" calculators on the web. Also, speaking with your insurance agent. They have sophisticated mechanisms for making ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Depends...: On severity. Many patients with appropriate treatment can lead full lives.
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A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
CHF: Your cardiologist is best qualified to answer your question. With the use of medications like ACE inhibitors, ARB's and the newer agent Ernesto, life ... Read More
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: On other factors like overall health status etiology of the CHF, lifestyle and response to treatment. A cardiologist with full medical history includi ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
16 years experience Cardiology
There may be: It depends on the cause of heart failure. In general bad dental hygiene is associated with infections of the heart and inflammation in the arteries of ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
34 years experience Cardiology
None, really: Coughing is related to having fluid in the lungs. It is not going to respond to a cough suppressant or expectorant. It responds to diuretics, which he ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Overlap: Atherosclerosis develops in our coronaries and can cause damage to heart. Some other diseases damage heart as well! viral, rheumatic, infections etc ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Usually...: ...It's the other way around (such as with kawasaki disease), but yes, it's possible.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Valika
20 years experience Cardiology
It can happen: Unfortunately, sometimes young people also get affected by heart failure. Most often it relates to a viral infection that infects the heart muscle, c ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Angio: It's possible but very unlikely.
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: ECG is not a test for heart failure. The diagnosis is generally made by clinical examination and a lab test for BNP.
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