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Dr. Thomas Person
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Cardiac Surgery (Definition)

Cardiac surgery is any surgery on the structures of the heart, including the main chambers, ...Read more


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What is basic cardiac life support vs advanced?

What is basic cardiac life support vs advanced?

See below: Basic life support basically refers to CPR and basic airway management. Advanced life support includes cpr, defibrillation, intubation as well as IV medications. ...Read more

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Does surgery improve life expectancy for patients with stage 3 lung cancer?

Does surgery improve life expectancy for patients with stage 3 lung cancer?

If so, not much: Albain et al tried to show that surgery improved survival in operable iiia, but there was no statistical benefit. The subset that got just a lobe removed possible benefited, but would need a larger study to prove. Those that had the entire lung removed actually faired worse. For most patients, it is not the thing that makes a difference, but response to chemo/rt signals benefit. ...Read more

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Critical aortic stenosis, TAVR denied by ins. Open heart not an option due to radiation damage, 3b nsclc. Tentative prognosis?

Critical aortic stenosis, TAVR denied by ins. Open heart not an option due to radiation damage, 3b nsclc. Tentative prognosis?

Sounds very serious.: Your cardiologist should appeal to your insurance company. Your case is very unusual because of previous chest wall radiation. Prognosis without procedure depends on aortic valve area, pressure gradient, native myocardium, and a lot of other factors. You need to ask your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Have advances in management affected CHF survival?

Have advances in management affected CHF survival?

Yes: Survival as a measure by itself and event-free, meaningful survival as a whole have improved through research and evidence-based practice of cardiology. Over the past 10 years or so, our better understanding of the disease, better medication regimen, and device therapy have made patient's survival longer and their quality of life better. ...Read more

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Advanced prostrate cancer spread to brain, spine and liver/what is life expectancy time?

Advanced prostrate cancer spread to brain, spine and liver/what is life expectancy time?

Not long...: ...I'm afraid, particularly if it's spread to the brain. It may vary depending on whether he gets treatment and how well it works but in general his prognosis is very poor. I would focus on helping him feel as good as possible for whatever time he is given rather than guessing how long he actually has. ...Read more

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Whats life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?

Whats life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?

Yes: Yes certainly. Bypass surgery under the right circumstance is performed to improve quality of life and also longevity. How long one survives after bypass is of course dependent on the age, condition of the heart and overall health at the time of the surgery. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary rehabilitation prolong life in people with copd?

Does pulmonary rehabilitation prolong life in people with copd?

It may: The data on longevity are weaker than the data supporting increased quality of life, fewer hospitalizations, and overall happiness. ...Read more

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How to prolong life expectancy in diabetic kidney transplant amputee?

How to prolong life expectancy in diabetic kidney transplant amputee?

Life for an amputee: The patient needs to be evaluated for arterial disease of his heart and brain. Peripheral artery disease (pad) is found system wide, not only in the legs. He should be scheduled for a stress echocardiogram to see if he has ischemic disease of his coronary arteries, if positive, angiography of his coronary vessels needs to be done. He also needs a carotid artery scan to see if he has disease there. ...Read more

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How does outcome of minimally invasive coronary surgery compare to conventional CABG in terms of average post-op life expectancy?

How does outcome of minimally invasive coronary surgery compare to conventional CABG in terms of average post-op life expectancy?

Not different: Studies haven't shown a difference in life expectancy between various methods of doing cabg, though few studies have been done. ...Read more

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Life expectancy for heart lung transplant?

Life expectancy for heart  lung transplant?

Varies with time: The most recent data on patient survival after a heart-lung combined transplant is that about 80% at 1 year, 50% at 5 years, and 25% at 10 years are alive after the transplants. ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of stenting diseased blood vessels / heart bypass surgery / heart transplant / artificial heart valve transplant?

What are the risks and benefits of stenting diseased blood vessels / heart bypass surgery / heart transplant / artificial heart valve transplant?

Way too complex: This question is way to complex for a short text Q&A. Individual patient information is needed to really discuss risks and benefits. This discussion needs to be with a live cardiologist and/or cardiac surgeon. ...Read more

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Mitral valve repair surgery (prosthetic material ring with native valve) 6 months postop are antibiotics required for life for dental work in us & uk?

Mitral valve repair surgery (prosthetic material ring with native valve) 6 months postop are antibiotics required for life for dental work in us & uk?

Yes for replacements: If you have your mitral valve replaced it is necessary to pre medicate with antibiotics prior to any dental procedure that may involve bleeding. That would include cleanings, extractions , root canals and any invasive procedures. Your dentist will tell you when to pre medicate. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy with a cardiac transplant patient in renal failure?

What is the life expectancy with a cardiac transplant patient in renal failure?

Cardiac transplant: Transplant survival rates have been improving over the past several years as better options exist in preventing rejection (better than 60% live 10 or more years). Diffuse post-transplant coronary arteriopathy tends to or relate more with late post-transplant events. Coexistant renal failure would also be a negative predictor on survival irrespective of transplant status (mortality 50% at 2 yrs). ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?

What is the life expectancy for those who went through coronary artery bypass surgery?

Excellent: If they follow instructions, they are returned to close to natural history of their age group and risk group diabetes high lipids high blood pressure etc no smoking, . ...Read more

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What would be the life expectancy for younger patients with stage IV renal failure?

What would be the life expectancy for younger patients with stage IV renal failure?

Stage 4 RF: Stage 4 patients have GFR between 15 & 30. I approach this from the standpoint of preserving what kidney function you have, not life expectancy. Ways to do that - watch your diet and avoid foods that have lots of potassium and salt; limit protein intake; watch your weight; take all medicines prescribed; see your doctor regularly. Look here : http://www.Kidneyfailureweb.Com/prognosis/221.Html. ...Read more

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Mitral valve repair surgery with prosthetic material annuloplasty ring 6 months postop are antibiotics required for life for dental work in us & uk?

Mitral valve repair surgery with prosthetic material annuloplasty ring  6 months postop are antibiotics required for life for dental work in  us & uk?

AHA recommendations: As of now, in the us, according to the aha, yes. I cannot say what the protocol would be in the uk but would assume it was the same. Your own cardiologist is the one to address all your questions and concerns to, both now and in the future. See the following site for more information as to basic recommendations: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/congenitalheartdefects/theimpactofcongenitalheartdefects/infective-endocarditis_ucm_307108_article.Jsp. ...Read more

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Does heart bypass surgery increase longevity in a person?

Does heart bypass surgery increase longevity in a person?

Yes in some patients: In some patients with a damaged ventricle and left main or triple vessel coronary artery disease it does. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Life Support (Definition)

Life Support is a broad type of healthcare intervention, encompassing measures used to ...Read more


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more