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How Easily Is It To Get A Heart Transplant In The Us
In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more
Depends on how ill: Liver transplants come from live donors or deceased donors. Deceased donor organs are "allocated" by the candidate's meld score which indicates how ill they are. The higher the score, the more likely to get an organ, but also the more likely the patient is to die without a liver. With the organ shortage, death is a real possibility. So, the 9 month cut-off is not the most helpful way to think. ...Read more
ASAP: The time after symptoms begin is directly associated with the amount of scarring and damage. Heart tissue can withstand only short periods of time (minutes-hours) before tissue dies and scarring ensues. The amount of damage directly correlates with survival. The first 90 minutes after symptoms begin correlate with survival in acute coronary syndrome patients undergoing acute coronary interventi. ...Read more
Rare: It's extremely rare in the continental United States, but it's present in puerto rico and there have been reports from the florida keys. The cdc website has a dengue map: http://www.Healthmap.Org/dengue/index.Php. ...Read more
Can you tell me in order to get a heart attack, the artery to the heart has to be blocked by a build up of fat; plaque, so that little or no blood goes thru. right?
Yes: That's a reasonable description of the pathogenesis. ...Read more
How can someone get on the list for a second lung transplant? I know it is very rare, but is there anything that can be done?
Lung transplant: Above all, continue to see your doctors. There are a number of lists, not just one. If doc agrees, try to get on several. Get second and third opinions. Go to major hospital docs specializing in transplants such as in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can be difficult: Patients with a number of different diseases can qualify for lung transplants. It can be difficult however, because patients must be "sick enough" to qualify for the surgery, but "healthy enough" to tolerate it and the anti-rejection medication. Patients have to have a lot of testing prior to being placed on transplant list and may need to undergo some pulmonary rehabilitation as well. ...Read more
I don't understand what causes a blockage in the appendix; how is it that feces gets into malt? How is it "connected" to the cecum for that to occur?
Blind pouch: Appendix is a blind pouch with an opening but no exit. Items can get trapped inside but may not exit and become infected. ...Read more
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Is it more difficult to get a job as a nurse or doctor with HIV? I'm just curious if that is an issue that gets in the way of being hired at hospitals
Absolutely, more so: because hospitals are buildings full of sick people: people who are both (a) more vulnerable to injury & infection than most not in hospitals plus (b) people who are hospitalized are far more likely to sue the hospital, & everyone associated, for any injury or bad outcome which they perceive as being induced by anything which happened while they were in a hospital. This powerfully drives costs ?. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that laying in bed with someone isn't enough to get leprosy and that u have to live with her/him in order to catch the disease?
What is the life expentancy for a heart working only 23%. is it possible to cure it anywhere in the world. plz explain. ?
Less than normal: Survival with low ejection fraction less than 35% is less than the average survival of normal population but can be can be considerably long . It is not uncommon to live till the 70s with modern treatment including drugs,and devices specially when introduced early. The onset of symptoms of heart failure shorten life expectancy .the ultimate treatment is heart transplant ...Read more
Tb chances are good: It is quite unlikely to have both conditions at the same time. This makes therapy more challenging but doable. Cure from tuberculosis should be expected. The main concern here is the brain cancer. For the most common adult brain cancer, survival is about a year, give or take a few months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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