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A 65-year-old female asked:

my mum has just been diagnosed stage 4 kidney failure she also has been told she can't have transplant as has heart failure how long can u live dialys?

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Depends on heart: It depend on general health and associated health conditions especially heart disease. Heart failure by itself doesn't prevent someone from getting kidney transplant. I guess she was evaluated in a transplant center and being followed by a cardiologist.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Years: You can live years on dialysis.

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