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How Long Can Someone Live With Congestive Heart Failure
CHF: CHF treated well could be consistent with a long life if it stays stable. It needs the patient and medical staff to work together. The cause of the CHF as well as the treatment and the other status of the patient come into the equation also. ...Read more
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
Indefinitely?...: Mild congestive heart failure, if aggressively managed with appropriate medications and lifestyle changes, can sometimes remain mild for many years, even for the duration of a person's life. Rarely, the heart contractility even improves with medications, or with avoidance of further insults to the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if someone has congestive heart failure and takes medicine how long do they have to live?
It varies: Death in the first year can vary from 10% to 25% depending on the cause of the heart failure ,the severity of the heart dysfunction,the age of the patient and the presence of co morbidities such as kidney failure, diabetes,etc. The natural history of heart failure which is progressive can be altered by medications and intervention such as bi ventricular pacing or resynchronization ...Read more
Yes: There are all degrees of CHF from very mild to severe. Also we have a number of treatments ranging from medicines to heart transplant. It is quite variable and somewhat unpredictable how long someone can live with heart failure. In some cases, even severe heart failure can miraculously improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CHF: Used to be 50% 3 year survival but with modern therapy its lots better, maybe 75% 3 year survival. ...Read more
Basically, it is a condition in which your heart becomes an inefficient pump. As a result, fluid backs up into your lungs and also your lower extremities. There are numerous causes for this but ischemic heart disease is the most common cause. This can be diagnosed by laboratory test, chest xray, as well as an echo or ...Read more
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