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I have a kidney failure. Am I more likely to have a heart attack?

I have a kidney failure. Am I more likely to have a 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

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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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What's the prognosis for a female, hypertensive person with esrd, who had two strokes and heart attack?

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

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Can someone have a heart attack after they have had a kidney transplant?

Can someone have a heart attack after they have had a kidney transplant?

CARDIAC CONCERN: Absolutely. Being a transplant recipient does not impact your cardiac risk directly, however many kidney transplants are the result of kidney disease that is linked to cardiovascular disease, which does increase your risk of heart attack. Read more

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What happens when lupus turns for the worst and you end up having a heart attack and kidneys start to fail?

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

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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?

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?

Possible: Is the brain intact?
If arrest and no cpr, that may be the limiting organ.
Kidney failure may recover, pneumonia may clear with tracheostomy and antibiotics.
Baseline function is also relevant for recovery. Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Why do people even in their 20's get heart attacks and kidney failure?

Why do people even in their 20's get heart attacks and kidney failure?

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

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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?

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

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Congestive heart failure, kidney failure and staph?

Congestive heart failure, kidney failure and staph?

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

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If someone in their 70's has kidney failure, double pneumonia and liver and heart trouble as well as colitis and dehydration, recovery possible?

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

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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?

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

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How long can you live with liver failure and kidney failure and heart failure?

How long can you live with liver failure and kidney failure and heart failure?

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

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What is the life expentancy for a 66 year old woman with stage 4 kidney failure and congestive heart failure and diabetes?

What is the life expentancy for a 66 year old woman with stage 4 kidney failure and congestive heart failure and diabetes?

Life expectancy: 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

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Kidney (Definition)

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


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

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