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Does Anyone Know The Life Expectancy Of Someone Who Was Has Tachycardia
Tachycardia: Tachycardia means rapid heart rate, many things can be associated with this including normal and abnormal states. The patient's diagnosis will suggest the possible life expectancy which could range from normal to markedly decreased if the person's heart is in severely bad shape. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BODE index: A combination of multiple factors predict survival in patients with copd. One such grading system is called bode index. This takes into account body mass index, severity of breathlessness, distance walked in 6 minutes, and lung function. The last two require testing in pulmonary function lab. Bode index can predict 4 yr survival and risk of hospitalization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Varies: The short answer has always been, "six months." obviously you can't mark a calendar with this number. I have personally seen patients live for way longer than this, up to several years, especially with aggressive treatment (chemo, radiation). There is no easy answer to this question. I would also remind you that after brain metastases, it's more about quality than quantity. I wish you luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3.5 years: 3.5 years is the median survival in studies that look at groups of people with angiosarcoma. However, each person with angiosarcoma may do much better or much worse. It depends on where the tumor started, the stage of the tumor at diagnosis, and the age and general health of the person. Sadly, it is a very aggressive type of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Hiv, when untreated, becomes aids after approximately 10-12 years. Patients not treated used to die within a few years after that. Today, strong medications exist that can effectively treat HIV so that it does not progress into aids. The medications also can often restore normal immune function to someone who has aids. So, if you have HIV or aids, see a doctor who is an HIV specialist. ...Read more
Decreased: People with schizophrenia tend to have a decreased life expectancy of about 12–15 years. This is primarily because of its association with obesity, sedentary lifestyles, and smoking. There is an increased risk of suicide but this plays more of a minor role in comparison to the lifestyle choices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coarct of aorta: Complex answer. Assume you mean untreated. This condition produces symptoms usually in early infancy and after 20-30 yrs old. On average, untreated patients die in their mid 30's but there are patients who live much longer. In adults, survival depends on the presence of other congenital or acquired cardiac conditions. When found, this condition should be treated by an experienced cardiac surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other med. problems?: The longevity of a kidney transplant is usually about 10-15 years depending on the source and quality of the donor organ (living donor kidneys tend to last longer). Patient life expectancy generally depends on other medical issues such as heart disease, diabetes, vascular disease or development of cancers. In fact, most recipients will die with a functioning kidney, not because of kidney failure. ...Read more
Babies and HIV: I am very curious about your ongoing questions around this issue. In todays world, even in the far flung villages in africa and other places babies rarely get HIV anymore. Managing infection in pregnant mothers as well as preventing infection during and after the birth is the standard of care. Babies do not need to be born with HIV anymore. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the life expectancy of someone diagnosed with cirrhosis? My husband was just diagnosed with cirrhosis, but doesn’t yet need a transplant. What is the average life expectancy after diagnosis for someone like him?
Cirrhosis is a ...: Consequence of chronic liver disease where liver tissue is replaced by fibrosis, scar tissue and nodules leading to loss of liver function. Cirrhosis is most commonly caused by alcoholism, hepatitis b and hepatitis c, and fatty liver disease, but has many other possible causes. Established cirrhosis has a 10-year mortality of 34–66?%. (journal of clinical epidemiology 56 (1): 88–93 (2003). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has had a family member die of brain death/cardiac arrest?
Grieving: The death of a loved one usually triggers grieving. The person may feel disbelief. Try to barter with god. Be angry. Be sad. At some point acceptance will come. This is a time to provide support. ...Read more
Generally, normal: People with eds generally have a normal lifespan. Though, those with the rare vascular type of eds have a high risk of sudden death from organ or vessel rupture. Heart-related complications can shorten the lifespan of people with marfan syndrome, though many live into their 60's and 70's (i.e. Normal lifespan) with careful medical management. ...Read more
Depends on factors: Such as body mass index, degree of airway obstruction, degree of uncomfortable breathing, exercise tolerance, smoking status, presence of complications including pulmonary hypertension, right sided heart failure, chronic respiratory failure, degree of carbon dioxide retention, frequency of exacerbations, and other medical conditions. I have had patients die in their 50s & some that lived 90+ yrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prognosis of Afib: Afib appears to be a risk factor for increased mortality in otherwise healthy older individuals and those with coexisting cardiovascular disease. This effect is more prominent in women. People under the age of 60 with afib but no structural heart disease are considered to have a good prognosis. ...Read more
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