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Doctor insights on: Life Expectancy With A Pacemaker

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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Pacemaker (Definition)

A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...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 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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How long can a person live with leukemia?

How long can a person live with leukemia?

The chronic : Leukemias can have a very long survival, and in the case of lymphoid type can go that long without treatment in some cases. The acute leukmias are immediately life threatening. ...Read more

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How long can you live with a defibulator?

How long can you live with a defibulator?

A long time: A defibrillator should last about 10 years. Then it will be replaced as the battery runs low. The bigger issue is how the underlying illness is being treated. Some people are fairly healthy except for a rhythm issue, while others are quite i'll. ...Read more

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How long can someone live with a pace maker?

Having a pacemaker : Does generally not shorten anyone's life but may prolonged "good years". ...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 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 particular person live with cancer?

How long can a particular person live with cancer?

Long life to you!: With a diagnosis of cancer, don't give up! speak frankly with your doctors as to the extent & aggressiveness of your particular tumor. Treatment options are almost as varied as there are cancers to treat. Your medical team will help you choose the one right for your cancer type, age, resources, & comorbidities. No one will fault you, once fully informed, if you opt for a less aggressive approach. ...Read more

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How long can a person live for with lupus?

How long can a person live for with lupus?

Decades: Depending on severity and extent of disease, and how responsive you are to medication the disease can often go into remission. There are people with severe cases as with any other disease, bit treatment is helpful in a very high percent of cases. ...Read more

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How long can someone live with a-fib?

How long can someone live with a-fib?

Lifelong as normal l: Pt. Can live a normal life with afib as long as he /she can take a blood thinner and controll rate.Pt need to take controlled rate. ...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 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 does a person live with dementia?

How long does a person live with dementia?

Depends: It completely depends on 1) the underlying cause---some are more rapid in progression and 2) how well cared for they are as the disease progresses. ...Read more

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For how long can someone live with a bowel perforation?

For how long can someone live with a bowel perforation?

A few painful days: A perforation of the bowel, by any cause, usually causes leakage of intestinal fluid into the abdomen around the intestine. A very severe infection starts rapidly that typically leads to a painful death in only a few days. Operation to repair the perforation and clean out the infection as well as antibiotics are usually needed. ...Read more

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How long could a person live with gonnorrhea?

How long could a person live with gonnorrhea?

Long time.: Some women can live for quite a while without symptoms. Men generally show up within a week or so of infection as they develop a lot of pain and discharge. ...Read more

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How long can a person with hemophilia live?

How long can a person with hemophilia live?

As anyone else: With today's treatment, for common hemophilia life is near-normal and we can think that life expectancy is as well. ...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