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How long can one live after pacemaker?

How long can one live after pacemaker?

pacemaker: Longevity with a pacemaker has to do with the underlying cardiac and systemic disease processes. The pacer itself is compatible with long term life. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more


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How long can a heart attack last before it kills?

How long can a heart attack last before it kills?

Depends: Depends upon extent and location of the attack. Heart attack occurs when blood supply is inadequate for the metabolic needs of the heart. When this occurs for a prolonged period pieces of the heart die. If this piece is very large ( like occlusion of the main vessel) or is located in a critical area ( such as the electrical centers) - game over! ...Read more

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How long one can live after a massive heart attack with a cardiac arrest?

How long one can live after a massive heart attack with a cardiac arrest?

Life: Many many years with expert evaluation and follow up. Very important is the follow up with your md. ...Read more

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How long can symptoms of a heart attack last?

How long can symptoms of a heart attack last?

Until cured: Chest pain more than 20 minutes can represent a heart attack. As long as the pain continues, ongoing or worsening heart damage occurs. With treatment it should be possible to eliminate the pain within less than an hour, and prevent damage or stop any further damage. ...Read more

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How long after having a heart attack can you get a heart transplant?

How long after having a heart attack can you get a heart transplant?

It depends on: Severity of illness and urgency for classification and for organ availability. Unos policy and transplant coordination; united network for organ sharing ia=on life support like lvad ib= on inotrope in hospital dobutamine, primacor ii=accepted for transplant  this may help: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/heart-transplantation-beyond-the-basics?Source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=h2#h2. ...Read more

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How long after a heart attack can sex be performed?

How long after a heart attack can sex be performed?

Ask cardiologist.: Ask your cardiologist when it is safe for you to resume all your normal activities: lifting heavy objects, driving, and sex - it feels funny asking, but it's an important question your doctor has answered many times. There is no answer that is right for everyone because all heart attacks and all people are unique. Ask soon, and good luck. ...Read more

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How does recovery happen after a heart attack?

How does recovery happen after a heart attack?

Recovery: read this: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/PreventionTreatmentofHeartAttack/Heart-Attack-Recovery-FAQS_UCM_303936_Article.jsp

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On average, how long will a heart attack take effect ?

Quickly: There can be staggering chest pain, angina, until blockage progresses or forms acutely causing the heart attack-damage to heart muscle. Angina unstable angina acute myocardial infarction- heart attack is a continuum of threat to heart. ...Read more

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How can someone be fine one night, then hours later die of heart attack?

How can someone be fine one night, then hours later die of heart attack?

Sudden death: Heart attacks are caused from a clot in the coronary artery. 10-25% of heart attack patients can develop ventricular fibrillation within the first 8 hours that causes the sudden death if not detected and shocked immediately. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how much time can one have between heart failure and defibrillation in order to survive?

I'm wondering how much time can one have between heart failure and defibrillation in order to survive?

Depends: For a new diagnosis of heart failure, with normal arteries, one has to assess the heart function after 3-9 months of therapy prior to deciding on the need for a defibrillator. Sometimes we use a liefevest for that period of time. ...Read more

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How long after congestive heart failure to live?

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How long after congestive heart failure to live?

Highly variable: The more severe the more poor the prognosis but can also be reversible with medication significantly improving prognosis. ...Read more

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How long does the heart beat after removed from body?

How long does the heart beat after removed from body?

Automaticity: The heart will beat unattached to the body for 10 hours. ...Read more

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How long can I live with one kidney?

How long can I live with one kidney?

Normal life: If generally healthy, people can live a normal life with one kidney. ...Read more

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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more