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What Is The Longest You Know Someone Had Survived With Congestive Heart Failure
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
Too little info: Congestive heart failure (CHF) is in many ways a generic term - it is more of a symptom than a diagnosis. Someone suffering with CHF typically has shortness of breath, fatigue and fluid build up in the lung tissue. The root cause of CHF will determine the prognosis. Some causes of CHF include inherited muscle diseases (cardiomyopathy), coronary artery disease (heart attacks), kidney faliure, etc. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
It depends: It depends on the severity of the problem and the cause. If you manage your blood pressure well, limit salt intake, stop smoking, control your lipids, monitor your weight daily, take your medications and follow up with your physician regularly reporting changes that have been taught to you to notice you can do quite well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CHF : The prognosis for a patient with CHF depends on the cause and severity of the chf. With modern treatment patients do much better than in the past but if the CHF is severe and has a cause with poor treatment options then the prognosis can be grim. ...Read more
Oh dear.....: Renal failure is a complicated topic, as the kidneys impact so many aspects of our body's health. I don't know from your question if you are asking about someone else - like maybe a parent, or if you are asking about yourself. Also, is the individual on dialysis? Heart failure is extremely common in people with kidney shutdown. Please talk to the nephrologist involved to get specific answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncertain: This is a difficult question to answer. It depends on the cause of the cardiomyopathy, the presence any additional medical problems, and the degree of cardiac dysfunction. Some patients survive for days while some can survive for many years. To improve survival, faithfully take medications, do not smoke or drink alcohol, and keep all doctor's appointments. ...Read more
Pray: Septic shock leading to kidney failure is one of the most devastating medical conditions, and all such patients should be in an intensive care unit. The patient needs to be under the care of a medical team consisting of an intensivist, pulmonary, infectious disease and nephrology doctors. The mortality from this condition is over 80-90% and almost always some form of dialysis is required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the difference between acute renal failure and end-stage renal failure?what is asthma ?Can you tell me if someone is put on life support do they induce a coma or can that person b awake just.
A lot of information: acute renal failure when the kidney get insulted right now, and it has the potential to turn around,and becomes normal again. end stage renal disease is when the kidney are no longer working,to the point it required dialysis,and there is no hope of turning around,beside dialysis,patient might need a kidney transplant. not everybody on life support required induced coma,unless the problem in brain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if my family friends son who had leukemia is starting to have heart failure. what happens with heart failure?
CHF: The cause of the CHF has to be determined and then a treatment plan developed, initiated and followed, adjusted as necessary. The patient needs to be educated and participate actively in their program for the best results. ...Read more
What happens if someone has congestive heart failure and takes medicine how long do they have to live?
It varies: Death in the first year can vary from 10% to 25% depending on the cause of the heart failure ,the severity of the heart dysfunction,the age of the patient and the presence of co morbidities such as kidney failure, diabetes,etc. The natural history of heart failure which is progressive can be altered by medications and intervention such as bi ventricular pacing or resynchronization ...Read more
It depends on : The underlying cause. Medical therapy is extremely effective. However the underling cause as well as symptoms drive therapy. See your doctor or cardiologist to plan your treatment. ...Read more
Depends: Survival is directly related to a patients functional status or exercise capacity. Onceon optimal therapy, if a patient remains asymptomatic and has a good functional capacity, he or she has a good lengthy survival and prognosis. If this is not the case, than that person's survival will be limited in comparison to the normal individual. ...Read more
My mother has congestive heart failure, leaky heart valve and pneumonia she is hospitalized is there anything that can be done what is live expectancy?
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