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Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy Life Expectancy
Depends: On the spefics and how severe. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more
See below: Alcohol cardiomyopathy is a type of cardiomyopathy. Other causes can include viral, from heart disease, from hypertension or congenital cardiomyopathy. Alcohol can have a direct toxic effect on the heart muscle itself causing it to enlarge become weak and cause congestion. These other causes may have similar symptoms as well. ...Read more
My husband has alcoholic cardiomyopathy, fatty liver and high blood pressure. His heart beats rapidly without his medication. What is his prognosis?
What is the prognosis for advanced liver cirrhosis and congestive heart failure due to alcoholic cardiomyopathy, ef 10, asceties, kidney impairment?
Variable: This condition like many has a broad spectrum of severity. Different hearts are affected differently. Affect on ejection fraction has a major impact on symptoms and longevity additionally one must be sure the diagnosis is correct. Consult with a cardiologist who is well versed in cardiomyopathies. ...Read more
Often, normal: The spectrum is vast. If diagnosis is based purely on genetic test (i.e. Screening), many people with the gene never develop any cardiac abnormality. If hypertrophy is present, one needs assessment by a cardiologist to determine future risk of serious rhythm problems, based on several measurable variables. It's common for people with this disorder to have completely normal lifespan. ...Read more
Is the life expectancy for people with dilated cardiomyopathy 5 years after their symptoms begin?
Depends: Depends on how severe it is and how well it responds to medicines. Some may recover, some may be stabilized with medicines, some may require heart transplant or die. ...Read more
Cardiomyopathy: Although it is difficult to put a time line on this condition, these patients eventually will need cardiac transplant and accordingly they should be referred to a transplant center so that they can placed on transplant list. Occasionally, cardiomyopathy may be part of another disease such as muscular dystrophy in which case the life expectancy is more likely related to that underlying disease. ...Read more
Depends: Cause, duration, severity, treatment response, other comorbidity, present functional status.........Together will yield a expectancy. But heart transplant changes the equation. ...Read more
No answer: There are way too many variables that I don't have the information on to answer that. Obviously, you are anxious deliberating this at age 25. You can live a normal life span with lupus. You can also live varying amounts of time with dilated cardiomyopathy - it depends on severity, co-existing conditions, your general health otherwise, & most important, your willingness and ability to live healthy. ...Read more
My partner has dilated cardiomyopathy for 10 yrs and cirrhosis of the liver 3 yrs drinks very occasionally what's his life expectancy.
There's no telling: Most cirrhotics who continue to drink abusively are dead within five years. Beyond this, you can't predict. Dilated cardiomyopathy is of greatly variable duration, and cirrhosis often reverses some when the causes is eliminated. Many people go through life without ever finding love. Cherish each day that you have together. ...Read more
What is your life expectancy opinion. Male 47 yrs old alcoholic but, stopped alcohol in jan. 2014. Diagnosed chronic pancreatitus with 60% damaged.
Depends: People with cirrhosis can live many years, but once they start developing complication of ascites (fluid build up in belly), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices (vomiting blood) or liver cancer, the life expectancy is much less. The way to increase your life expectancy is to have a liver doctor help manage the above, and to stop drinking alcohol as you can possibly heal your liver. ...Read more
Age 58, non-alcoholic.have liver cirrhosis due to Portal Hypertensive.still have 40% liver working.it can be stable always or what is life expectancy?
Take care ofyourself: If you already have portal hypertension as a complication of your liver disease, you probably have had cirrhosis for awhile. There is no "40% working" - best markers are those of synthetic function. get the underlying cause treated if possible (?HCV), stay as healthy as you can. But no, unlikely to remain 'stable always'. ...Read more
Cirrhosis: Good question. Need a little more info> what is the etiology of the cirrhosis ? ...Read more
My father is 67 years old has alcoholic cirrhosis. Has been hospitalized twice with severe hepatic encephalopathy. What is his likely life expectancy ?
Not too long: but nobody really knowsGet a more detailed answer ›
My husband is in very early stages of stage 4 non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. His doctor told him to lose weight. What is his life expectancy?
Cardiomyopathy: Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is often assigned to patients who have a dilated cardiomyopathy, no evidence of coronary artery disease on evaluation and a history of alcohol abuse. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is oneof the causes of cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy can also be idiopathic - or for an unknown reason. ...Read more
Yes they are: Patients who abuse alcohol are more likely to become septic, and less likely to survive critical illness. This was demonstrated by a large study of about 11, 000 patients admitted to a denver hospital ICU over a 6 year period of time. So patients who have alcoholic cardiomyopathy share this increased risk of sepsis with other patients with an alcohol abuse history. ...Read more
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