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Life duration of someone with congestive heart failure corrected by diet?

Life duration of someone with congestive heart failure corrected by diet?

No way to know: Congestive heart failure has many, many causes. Without knowing the cause and severity of congestive heart failue, there is no way to answer this question. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What is the life duration of someone with heart failure?

What is the life duration of someone with heart failure?

Variable: It is too variable to predict; it could be days or years. ...Read more

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Life expectancy of person with pacemaker and heart block?

Life expectancy of person with pacemaker and heart block?

Pacemakers: It depends on the age of the patient, overall health of the patient, and probably most importantly, what type of heart problem the pacemaker was used to treat and what caused the heart problem. ...Read more

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What is the name average life expectancy of a male 55 with congestive heart failure and end stage emphasema with aan fev of 27?

What is the name average life expectancy of a male 55 with congestive heart failure and end stage emphasema with aan fev of 27?

No one can say: It's shorter than it ought to be. Focus on the positive - take all your meds religiously. Maintain good nutrition. Exercise daily to the extent you're able, even if it's very minimal. Stay optimistic and engaged in interesting activities. No one knows (incl doctors) how long one's life will be and many people outlive what their doctors guess. Concentrate on quality of life rather than longevity. ...Read more

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Life expectancy of person with heart block?

Life expectancy of person with heart block?

Depends: Life expectancy would depend on the type of heart block, the age at which occurring, the underlying etiology, the associated comorbiditiea, and the type of treatment. ...Read more

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For what length of time can someone live with congestive heart failure?

For what length of time can someone live with congestive heart failure?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the problem and the cause. If you manage your blood pressure well, limit salt intake, stop smoking, control your lipids, monitor your weight daily, take your medications and follow up with your physician regularly reporting changes that have been taught to you to notice you can do quite well. ...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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What is the life expectancy of person with pacemaker due to heart block?

Life with pacemaker: Pacers simply replace the electrical system in the heart but do not shorten life expectancy. Other heart issues like significant coronary/valve disease or congestive heart failure are the main heart issues that affect life expectancy. If placed for slow heart rates (sick sinus syndrome) or heart block then no specific reduction in life expectancy is noted. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with heart disease or condition?

What is the life expectancy of someone with heart disease or condition?

Depends: Its very hard to tell. There are many types of heart conditions ranging from a slight murmur to severe problems with the valves and the blood vessels around the heart. With proper treatment most people heart disease will have full life. Prevention with proper diet and exercise is the key to much of the heart disease we in the US. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a young person live with congestive heart failure?

For what length of time can a young person live with congestive heart failure?

Depends: Survival is directly related to a patients functional status or exercise capacity. Onceon optimal therapy, if a patient remains asymptomatic and has a good functional capacity, he or she has a good lengthy survival and prognosis. If this is not the case, than that person's survival will be limited in comparison to the normal individual. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy of someone with congenital heart disease be?

What would the life expectancy of someone with congenital heart disease be?

Hard to answer: There are many different typesof congenital heart disease. Each type cannot be directly compared to others because the answer will be different. Many people, with a majority of the defects that we see today, will live a full and normal life. Thre are more people alive today in the us with chd over 18 than under. ...Read more

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Anyone who is afflicted with congestive heart failure & edema that has it go away with diet change?

Doesn't cure: Diet can certainly make congestive heart failure worse. Salt needs to be closely watched as it will precipitate fluid retention making the congestive failure even worse. Although diet can improve symptoms of congestive heart failure the problem still exist so continued care needs to be applied. With time the heart can improve with regards to its function so make sure medications are continued. ...Read more

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Is weight loss a sign of worsening condition in a patient with congestive heart failure?

Is weight loss a sign of worsening condition in a patient with congestive heart failure?

It can be: Weight loss can reflect appropriate dietary changes, salt reduction, and colirc reduction that may be beneficial if part of one's heart failure status is due to obesity and obesity related conditions. However, in severe, advanced heart failure, weight loss can be a sign of cardiac cachexia, suggestive of a worsened prognosis. ...Read more

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A 50-year-old man is hospitalized because of severe congestive heart failure. No prior symptoms. Prognosis?

A 50-year-old man is hospitalized because of severe congestive heart failure. No prior symptoms. Prognosis?

Chf: It is difficult to answer your question with out other details. What caused the heart failure, what type is it and what stage. The treating physician may be able to answer those questions for you. ...Read more

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Can a person live long with congestive heart failure?

Yes: There are all degrees of CHF from very mild to severe. Also we have a number of treatments ranging from medicines to heart transplant. It is quite variable and somewhat unpredictable how long someone can live with heart failure. In some cases, even severe heart failure can miraculously improve. ...Read more

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What is the longest someone not treated lived with congestive heart failure?

What is the longest someone not treated lived with congestive heart failure?

Impossible to say: You would need to know all of the people that have ever had heart failure and follow them until their death. As you can see this would be an impossible undertaking. ...Read more

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With Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hypertension, what is the statistical shortening of lifespan? all data just talks about untreated PHTN

With Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hypertension, what is the statistical shortening of lifespan? all data just talks about untreated PHTN

Great question: We are just scratching the surface on treatment of PH.. Without having all your diagnostic test results, it's hard to give a firm answer. Given your age, I highly recommend a consultation with a PH specialist. You would be able to get more detailed answers from him/her. ...Read more

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Can a person with pulmonary hypertension with right heart failure receive a massage?

Can a person with pulmonary hypertension with right heart failure receive a massage?

Yes: A regular massage is not a problem for pah. Continue your meds and continue close medical followup. If symptoms worsen you may need prostacyclin. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?

What does it mean if a patient with congestive heart failure has cyanosis coupled with liver and kidney failure?

Treat it fast: This organs all are affecting each other. Congestive heart failure affects liver and both cause kidney problem. It's possible to control heart, liver and kidney failure by specific measures and medications in most of the cases. ...Read more

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How can a person live with congestive heart failure?

How can a person live with congestive heart failure?

Prognosis with CHF: Survival with CHF is variable depending on such factors as the cause of the heart failure (systolic versus diastolic) and the treatments employed. Use of beta blockers, acei/arbs, spironolctone, icd's, and cardiac resynchronization therapy positively influence prognosis greatly. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

A condition in which the heart muscle is weakened and cannot supply the body with ...Read more