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How long do people generally live after chf?

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 more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Congestive heart failure, otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with sufficent oxygen and nutrients. When the left side of the heart is damaged, fluid builds up in the lungs, which results in difficulty breathing. When the right side of the heart is affected, fluid builds up in the extremities and abdomen, resulting in swelling of the legs and poor absorption of nutrients due to ...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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Mom passed@40 HxPCOS,thyroid,CHF,CRF,NF.SHE smoked,I don't.My HxPCOS&I&D.want 2live longer than 40.approaching 30..suggestions??

Mom passed@40 HxPCOS,thyroid,CHF,CRF,NF.SHE smoked,I don't.My HxPCOS&I&D.want 2live longer than 40.approaching 30..suggestions??

Keys: Chances are that the cause of this very early death had to do with her renal disease. You need to kind out what it was. If diabetes, make fitness your lifestyle focus. If a hereditary nephritis, there are meds to slow it. Learn Mom's actual medical history. Chances are you can outlive her, as I have most of my relatives. ...Read more

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How long can stage 4 CHF patients live?

How long can stage 4 CHF patients live?

Hard to say: There really isn't a crystal ball on prognosis of disease but i would recommend that somebody in later stages seek out care and comfort through hospice. Hospice can give more quality to the rest of a patient's life so i would recommend you speak to your physician about this. ...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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What is the best indicator for long term survival with CHF? EF? Exercise tolerance? Some other factor? Thanks!

What is the best indicator for long term survival with CHF?  EF?  Exercise tolerance?  Some other factor?  Thanks!

EF: The ejection fraction (EF) is only on of several contributing predictors of long term survival with Cardiomyopathy. Many factors modify this risk. Depression, comorbid diseases, marital status, medical and dietary compliance, age, education and even where you live have an impact. Ask your health care provider for a comprehensive prediction for you. ...Read more

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I have CHF what happens when Lasix (furosemide) no longer keeps the fluid off?

I have CHF what happens when Lasix (furosemide) no longer keeps the fluid off?

Several things: You may need to restrict your salt and fluid intake. You may need a higher dose of Lasix (furosemide) or change to another loop diuretic. You may need additional diuretics which are complementary to the lasix (furosemide). Sometimes lying down and resting after taking the Lasix (furosemide) helps mobilize the fluid. Please talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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How long could someone live with mild congestive heart failure (chf)?

How long could someone live with mild congestive heart failure (chf)?

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 more

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How long can one live with CHF and severe kidney disease?

How long can one live with CHF and severe kidney disease?

CHF and CKD: Tough to say - depends upon reason for CHF, valve disease, heart muscle disease, and how severe kidney disease is. These can be managed with careful diet, careful balance of medications, dialysis and kidney transplant - all depends upon age of individual. ...Read more

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How long can one live with out dialysis who is esrd and has CHF at the age of 46?

How long can one live with out dialysis who is esrd and has CHF at the age of 46?

Not long: End stage renal disease indicates the absolute need for dialysis or kidney transplant. So for true esrd without dialysis or transplant death would come very quickly, especially because of associated heart failure, maybe days to weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

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