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How Long Do People Generally Live After Chf
Unknown: However, the diagnosis of CHF provides for a shorter life span and increased mortality as you are alluding. The degree of severity of chf, adequacy of management, and patient's adherence to therapy are the factors that modify prognosis. Very severe forms provide for limited longevity of 6 to 12 months, whereas, very mild forms may not be associated with significant mortality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not long: True "heart cancer" is very rare. It is also called myocardial sarcoma. If it can be removed completely, it can be cured. However, it's often not possible to remove it, and in most cases it has already spread. It that's the case, it usually grows quickly. Chemotherapy is not helpful. Most people die within 6 months. I'm sorry to give you such bad news, but it's only fair for you to know. ...Read more
End of life care.: Hospice is meant for those who seemingly at the end of life, although that end can still be many months away. The emphasis of hospice care is not trying to save the life, but to give comfort to the individual as their death approaches. The timing of death is variable - days, weeks, months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CF: That would depend on the condition of the patient prior to the transplant and other conditions the patient suffers from. For example if he or she suffers from diabetes then life expectancy would be less. Best to talk directly with a surgeon or transplant center to get their mortality results. ...Read more
With good care, long: With the proper management of blood pressure, kidney diet( low protein, phosphor, potassium) , keeping urine protein low progress of the kidney failure slow downs. At the time of need dialysis replaces kidney function and it can be followed by transplant so the life will go on. ...Read more
Variable: This is highly dependent on the cancer type and stage of presentation. Some aggressive forms of cancer may take over vital organs within months; other breast cancers may rarely spread to other organs and may be indolent for years and years. What remains true is that there is no benefit of "watchful waiting" when it comes to breast cancer: all else being equal, early diagnosis can save lives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends upon therapy: Average life expectancy for someone diagnosed with HIV who does not receive highly active antiretrovial therapy (haart) is 8 to 10 years. With a healthy lifestyle and appropriate health care including medications, a person in her/his 20s may live into their 70s (fifty years) with hiv. Treatment and taking care of the patient may give the patient 4 to 5 times life expectancy. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Probably normal : Studies prior to effective meds, suggested potential of 8 fewer years of life, but a recent study using betaseron, (interferon beta 1b) suggested a likelihood of full lifespan if appropriate treatement is employed. So, with potent effective therapy which is well-tolerated, you should do fine. Just ascertain that you are on the correct medicine, and, in this day and age, the older injectables are rapidly replaced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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