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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 moreGet help now ›
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
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
Limited: One needs full details to be sure, but the pattern is gloomy. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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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?
Many things involved: It sounds like you are dealing with a complicated situation. It is possible to recover from complicated medical problems, but much depends on the individual's baseline health. Is this an acute illness, or has the person been chronically ill for a long time? "simple" interventions like rehydrating a patient, adjusting their electrolyte balance, and giving antibiotics may work wonders. Good luck. ...Read moreGet help now ›
The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more
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