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Kidney Failure After Heart Attack
Yes: According to epocrates....Ckd is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, independent of comorbidities such as dm, htn, and dyslipidemia. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for these patients, and the overwhelming majority of patients with CKD will die prior to reaching the need for renal replacement therapy. ...Read more
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
Mom: diabetic coma at 14 yrs old (she's 54 now) she's had kidney failure, dialysis 4 years transplant in 1996, heart attack stroke fibro osteoarthriti?
What question?: What's your question? You've given some some background but there's no question. ...Read more
What's the prognosis for a female, hypertensive person with esrd, who had two strokes and heart attack?
Not very good: Too many variables. Depending on how much she has been disabled from the strokes etc, if she is on dialysis and the blood pressure is now controlled, she can have a relatively decent life for a few years, especially if she is younger. It is imperative that she follows through with her doctors' visits and recommendations, otherwise disaster is looming. If she is quite disabled - comfort care? ...Read more
What happens when lupus turns for the worst and you end up having a heart attack and kidneys start to fail?
Alternative therapy: You evaluation will clarify why you have these changes. If the lupus activity increased then antilupus therapy is changed to a more intense program. But lupus patients are at risk for atherosclerosis which can also cause a heart attacks. Kidney failure can be due to lupus but other reasons can cause renal failure including medications, hypertension, atherosclerosis. The evaluation will clarify. ...Read more
Friend had a massive heart attack- no cpr for at least a few minutes- has kidney problems and infection- getting a trachea- survival? Full recovery?
Limited: One needs full details to be sure, but the pattern is gloomy. ...Read more
Yes: An infection causes the body to work harder. The temperature changes, the blood cells multiple. The extra effort is stressing the body. Release of cortisol. You are 26 and a male therefore the chances of a heart attack are less. A UTI in a male is usually a sexually transmitted disease at your age. Consult a doctor for best treatment, labs, and c and s of urine. ...Read more
My sister went with oxygen for 7 minutes and a heart attack she a diabetic and had very low blood pressure kidney damage will she have brain damage?
Not sure: Adults who are deprived of oxygen due to cardiac arrest for over 5 minutes usually suffer brain damage. However since she did not have a cardiac arrest and, despite very low blood pressure, she may have had enough cerebral circulation to avoid significant brain damage. However because of diabetes and smoking history, she may have come vascular disease which increases her risk. Hope for the best. ...Read more
I'm having sharp chest pains, it hurts to breathe and I couldn't move. B4 it started my lower back was hurtn cld this b the start of a heart attack?
Not likely, but:
As someone with migraines you are at an increased risk. You also have pain with deep breathing which means it could be a lung problem such as a blood clot.
You can't mess around with any sort of chest pain especially with breathing problems. You shouldn't be on BCPs, but if you are you are at an even increased risk. You should be seen right away in an ED to find out what's going on. Good luck ...Read more
Unusual: The disease homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia can cause heart attacks in someone in their 20's. People with this have cholesterol levels above 500. I have also seen a couple patients with diabetes and who smoke who have had heart attacks in their 20's. Kidney failure while young can be caused by inherited or autoimmune kidney disease both of which are relatively rare. ...Read more
How long can a 70 year old survive with stage 3 kidney failure and a bad heart that is not taking meds and recently had a stroke?
Possibly years: Chronic kidney disease stage 3 is unfortunately very common. Even without medications if eating a healthy diet and by activity is able to control blood pressure and sugar levels may be able to slghtly delay progression. A bad heart and stroke however does increase dramatically the risk of a acute crisis developing that can be fatal or rapid progression to end-stage heart failure or kidney disease. ...Read more
CHF, kidney, staph: Patients with a staph infection can have an endocarditis, which affects the heart valves. Once it is on a valve, septic emboli can be sent to other places, the brain, retina, bone or kidney. Those emboli to the kidney can cause renal failure. A damaged heart valve can also cause chf. I would imagine the person you are talking about is in the hospital, perhaps you should speak to her doctor. ...Read more
What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 5 kidney failure? Dialysis and transplant are not options because the heart is to weak.
92yr old dad with 3rd stage kidney failure and heart pump rate of 44%. Tired but will he be ok for awhile? Dr. Just added imsur to his meds
Hard to say: Age & milt system organ involvement portend a poor prognosis. ...Read more
If someone in their 70's has kidney failure, double pneumonia and liver and heart trouble as well as colitis and dehydration, recovery possible?
Will to live: It is possible to recover. Okay to talk to your docs about your recovery. It will be a team effort and the patient's desire/will to recover is the most important factor. Don't give up. ...Read more
Preserved lv heart function, slight thickening of muscle. 65 yo female 2 heart, 1 kidney failure last month (cr 1.4 before fail). uti developed but hospital did not give ab. Test e.coli? Dehydrated and hgb drops on lasix (9.4)What is causing the chf?
Complicated question: Wow, that is a tremendously complicated question for a brief text reply!! I would need to review the full history and studies performed so far to even begin to venture an answer. If you care to obtain copies of all studies to date, hospital records etc you can write to me and upload the records into your chart. This would best be done by an IN BOX Text consultation: http://bit. Ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more
Multiorgan failure: The more organs one has failing the worse condition the body is experiencing. With three major and crucial systems failing one can not expect long survival. ...Read more
What is the life expentancy for a 66 year old woman with stage 4 kidney failure and congestive heart failure and diabetes?
According to this website: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/22442392
men and women aged 40 years had a life expectancy of 30.5 and 34.6 years at egfr ≥ 60 ml/min/1.73 m (2), 24.5 and 28.7 years at egfr 45-59 ml/min/1.73 m (2), 14.5 and 16.5 years at egfr 30-44 ml/min/1.73 m (2) and 10.4 and 9.1 years at egfr 15-29 ml/min/1.73 m (2), respectively. Patients with diabetes and CHF can live shorter. ...Read more
My toenails are turning white. I Google some of the causes and it terrified me. Saw heart failure, liver faolure, kidney failure. I'm freaking out.
My mum has just been diagnosed stage 4 kidney failure she also has been told she can't have transplant as has heart failure how long can u live dialys?
I have kidney failure, heart disease and diabieses and I have a drug habit. I have lost the use of my legs I need help?
First things first: When facing big challenges you can really only focus on one thing at a time, trying to take one step forward. It sounds like the major problem that is in your hands to change is the drug habit. Seeking help and getting clean may open other doors to important health care options. For example, you would only be a kidney transplant candidate after being clean for at least 6-12 months. Best of luck. ...Read more
I'm pregnant. A yr ago had a heart valve repaired and kidney failure from endocarditis but cured. Should I worry about complications now?
I have congestive heart failure, stage 5 kidney failure and diabetes, what could be the cause of my extreme thigh muscle hardening?
What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?
My mom's appendix ruptured and her body became infected. Since then she had congestive heart failure, chronic kidney failure, can it all be connected?
My mother has congestive heart failure with kidney failure and fluid build up in her lungs. Been in hospital on & off for 3 months. Death soon?
Depends,: The details that matter include how bad are kidneys eg stage 3, 4, 5? And how bad is heart ejection fraction ef, how low? 30, 20, 10? How responsive is she to water pills? Does she have other illnesses (comorbidities)? She sounds certainly very ill. Ask her doc about more information including above questions and the discussion will flow more naturally to better answer the question of longevity. ...Read more
89 y/o dad, went in hosp w/con. Heart, acute kidney failure, very swollen with water, docs say valve is clogged, want to put stent, is this safe in his cond?
Very aggressive rx: Your father has a very sick heart and very sick kidneys. You are presenting a perfect example of the American medical system run amok. Consider carefully what you will be doing to him in his final days. Read Atul Gwande's book "Being Mortal" and think before you act. It is never an easy decision but that is life. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more
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