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How long can a child live with dilated cardiomyopathy with medicines?

How long can a child live with dilated cardiomyopathy with medicines?

Depends: Depends on how severe it is. Milder forms can be controlled with medications, which is the majority of patients, and a relatively normal lifestyle is quite possible. The most severe cases may be eligible for heart transplantation, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Shen
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Dilated Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Dilated means that the heart is enlarged, & cardiomyopathy means sick heart muscle. There are many reasons for the heart muscle to get weak/dilated including genetic disorders, certain inflammatory conditions, & toxins including alcohol. Many cases are idiopathic, meaning the cause is unknown. Reversal of cardiomyopathy is sometimes possible with treatment, & new ...Read more


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How long can a person with CHF stage 2 live? Can they live a normal active life with medication and care?

How long can a person with CHF stage 2 live? Can they live a normal active life with medication and care?

It can vary: Many patients with heart failure can live quite a long and normal life because of the many great medicines we have now. All patients with heart failure should be on an ace inhibitor and a beta blocker (i prefer Coreg or toprol). There are other diurectics that can help such as aldactone (spironolactone). After medications, there may be a need for a bi ventricular pacemaker or a implantable defribillator. ...Read more

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How long can someone live with a pacemaker with chf?

How long can someone live with a pacemaker with chf?

No one knows: People can live a number of years with CHF and pacemakers. There is just no way to know. ...Read more

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For how long can a person live with congestive heart failure?

For how long can a person live with congestive heart failure?

Lifelong/70 -90 year: Congestive heart failure is a chronic illness. You need to see a cardiologist on regular basis and get check your ejection fraction of heart. If it is <30 % you will benefit from aicd( defibrilltor. ...Read more

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How long can an individual live with cirrhosis?

How long can an individual live with cirrhosis?

Options: If this is from alcohol, if you quit you may have a normal life ahead of you as the scarring can partially reverse. If this is a hepatitis that can be managed, or hemochromatosis or wilson's that can be treated, or if a transplant is available, you may be in excellent shape. Untreatable cirrhosis usually kills within 5 years but these things are never certain. Embrace each day. ...Read more

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How long can a person with a leaking heart value can live?

How long can a person with a leaking heart value can live?

Valvar insufficiency: A person with valvar insufficiency can live a long time depending on how severe the insufficiency of the valve is. Major mitral or aortic insufficiency will shorten a persons life while minor insufficiency likely will not. ...Read more

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How long can a person with rheumatic heart disease live with proper care?

How long can a person with rheumatic heart disease live with proper care?

Normal life : Assuming there is no severe valvular abnormality then you would expect normal life expectancy with proper care and secondary antibiotic prophylaxis. If there is severe valve involvement in the form of leakage and or stenosis (obstruction) then depends on that lesion. Your doctor would be more informed to give a more precise answer. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with liver failure?

How long can a person live with liver failure?

What's the cause?: And how bad is the failure? If it's the result of acetaminopen poisoning or acute hepatitis b or an 'herbal remedy' that was actually poison (this is fairly common), the person can recover completely if treated. In early cirrhosis, if the cause can be found, the scarring can partly reverse. ...Read more

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How long can a person with a 1.4 lung nodule live with and without treatment?

How long can a person with a 1.4 lung nodule live with and without treatment?

Depends: Depends on what caused the lung nodule. Even among cancers, there are different types with different prognosis. If it is lung cancer and you don't treat it, generally you will die from it but your life expectancy may vary greatly depending on the type and spread - from months to 5+ years. If it has not spread and you take it out, you have a good chance of being cured. ...Read more

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How long can a boy diagnosed with hypotonia and epilepsy live?

How long can a boy diagnosed with hypotonia and epilepsy live?

Long healthy life: Both diagnoses are not life threatening. Hypotonia is common and easily managed. Epilepsy is common and easily managed in most cases. The major issue is cause and the risks of feeding and breathing problems. In some cases the cause may be a terrible disease that may lead to death. However, for most cases the cause is unclear or a static disorder that needs appropriate long term management. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long a person with advanced aortic stenosis has left to live?

Can you tell me how long a person with advanced aortic stenosis has left to live?

No: Only god knows the answer to that question. There are several factors, however, that suggest that an individual may be at increased risk for serious complications. These should be discussed with a cardiologist. There are procedures that can be performed to help improve the aortic valve function. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with pulmonary edema?

How long can a person live  with pulmonary edema?

Depends...: This depends on many factors including the reason for the pulmonary edema to be present and if the etiolgy is treatable. Other factors include the rate at which the edema formed and how extensive the edema is in the lungs. There are so many factors that the answer needs to be given on a case-by-case basis. ...Read more

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How long can you live with cardiomyopathy ?

How long can you live with cardiomyopathy ?

Depends: Depends on ejection fraction and other medical comorbidities. Make sure your doctors are prescribing you evidence-based medications. If your heart is weak enough and you've been on those medications for an adequate period of time, you could meet criteria for an AICD or shock-box for prevention of sudden cardiac death. Weigh yourself. Take medications as indicated. Risk reduce as directed. ...Read more

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How long a person can live with ventilator?

depends: The ventilator is simply a device used to breath for the patient. How long a pt can live on the ventilator depends on the underlying disease. However, pts on the ventilator are more likely to develop certain complications such as pneumonia. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with kidney failure?

How long can a person live with kidney failure?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the kidney failure and the need for temporary or permanent dialysis (and/or transplant) other important factors include associated medical conditions (heart, lungs etc) see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long can a patient with cirrhosis of the liver with symptoms managed by medications survive after a TIPS procedure?

How long can a patient with cirrhosis of the liver with symptoms managed by medications survive after a TIPS procedure?

Maybe good news: The procedure can greatly improve the quality of one's life at the possible expense of making hepatic encephalopathy a bit worse. If a cause of cirrhosis can be found and removed, the condition can reverse partially. I don't know the cause, but with the new cure for hepatitis C, and the possibility that anyone may suddenly sober up, don't give up hope. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long can a person live with pacemaker?

How long can a person live with pacemaker?

Indefinitely: The pacemaker is a very reliable way to maintain a normal heart rate. The device and the wires that connect it to the heart do require replacement infrequently. With appropriate follow up these procedures are electively planned and do not entail a high risk. ...Read more

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Can a person live with congestive heart failure for a long time?

Can a person live with congestive heart failure for a long time?

Yes: If a person's heart failure is under good treatment/control and is mild at baseline class i or ii, then his or her failure may not significantly reduce lifespan. Preventing progression with a good regimen/care plan is key to minimizing the heart failure's impact. ...Read more

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How long can you live with COPD after diagnosed?

How long can you live with COPD after diagnosed?

A long time: Although it depends a little on how severe the COPD is, for the most part, you can live a very long time with copd. I have patients with COPD getting treatment who live a very long time, and they have good, healthy, happy lives. If you get diagnosed with copd, see a doctor and get treated. You can really have a productive life despite the disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

A disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver ...Read more