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how long can you live with chf

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Unknown: However, the diagnosis of CHF provides for a shorter life span and increased mortality as you are alluding. The degree of severity of chf, adequacy of ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
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21 years experience Cardiology
Highly variable: Depending upon cause, severity & potential reversibility.

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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kai Philipp Olshausen
18 years experience Internal Medicine
You can do well: A general answer - with some mild limitations as far as extent and intensity of the activity the quality of life can be very good. Control with medica ... Read More
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Dr. Rodney Samaan
17 years experience Cardiology
It can vary: Many patients with heart failure can live quite a long and normal life because of the many great medicines we have now. All patients with heart failu ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Keys: Chances are that the cause of this very early death had to do with her renal disease. You need to kind out what it was. If diabetes, make fitness your ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
13 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say: There really isn't a crystal ball on prognosis of disease but i would recommend that somebody in later stages seek out care and comfort through hospic ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Nelson
32 years experience Family Medicine
No one knows: People can live a number of years with CHF and pacemakers. There is just no way to know.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
EF: The ejection fraction (EF) is only on of several contributing predictors of long term survival with Cardiomyopathy. Many factors modify this risk. Dep ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
Indefinitely?...: Mild congestive heart failure, if aggressively managed with appropriate medications and lifestyle changes, can sometimes remain mild for many years, e ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Several things: You may need to restrict your salt and fluid intake. You may need a higher dose of Lasix (furosemide) or change to another loop diuretic. You may nee ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Not long: End stage renal disease indicates the absolute need for dialysis or kidney transplant. So for true esrd without dialysis or transplant death would com ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Several things: Please make sure you are not on nsaids such as ibuprofen. You may need to restrict your salt and fluid intake. You may need a higher dose of Lasix ... Read More
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