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How Long One Can Live After Heart Attack
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
CHF: Used to be 50% 3 year survival but with modern therapy its lots better, maybe 75% 3 year survival. ...Read more
I'm wondering how much time can one have between heart failure and defibrillation in order to survive?
Long: 80% 2year survival, 70% 5year survival.Get a more detailed answer ›
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