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

Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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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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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


Dr. Lydia Collins
Board Certified, Gynecology
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Lydia Collins
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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

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
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What's the prognosis for a female, hypertensive person with esrd, who had two strokes and heart attack?

Dr. Rada Ivanov
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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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Dr. William Haynes
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Why do people even in their 20's get heart attacks and kidney failure?

Dr. William Haynes
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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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Dr. John Goldman
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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?

Dr. John Goldman
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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?

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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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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?

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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?

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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Dr. Creighton Wright
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What is the prognosis for heart attack patient with kidney/bladder cancer mass induced coma?

Dr. Creighton Wright
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What is the prognosis for heart attack patient with kidney/bladder cancer mass induced coma?

Limited: One needs full details to be sure, but the pattern is gloomy. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrit Singh
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Dr. Donald Colantino
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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?

Dr. Donald Colantino
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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?

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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Dr. Amitabh Gautam
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Fluid around heart due to kidney failure... Will EKG show abnormalities?

Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Board Certified, Transplant Surgery
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Fluid around heart due to kidney failure... Will EKG show abnormalities?

Maybe: Although there are a number of nonspecific changes on ekg an echocardiogram would be the definitive test. ...Read more

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Kidney Failure (Definition)

Kidney failure is a life-threatening medical condition in which the kidneys are no longer able to effectively remove waste from the body, leading to a toxic build up that damages vital organs including ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction is also known as Heart attack. Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more


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