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what is the life expectancy for someone with stage 5 kidney failure? dialysis and transplant are not options because the heart is to weak.

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Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 58 years experience
Very short: About 5 years with good medical care.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Transplant Surgery 39 years experience
Peritoneal dialysis?: Peritoneal dialysis is very gentle on the heart and lungs. Most hearts can handle it. For this reason cld stage v may not be the end of the road.

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