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End stage copd, recent minor heart attack, what is my life expectancy?

End stage copd, recent minor heart attack, what is my life expectancy?

God knows.: No one can tell you this. There are co-illness that can decrease your life expectancy but no absolute number. Need to exersise and have a great medical and nutritional status. Need to stay off the tobacco and use your heart and lung meds. ...Read more

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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Can you tell me for end stage copd, recent minor heart attack life expectancy?

Can you tell me for end stage copd, recent minor heart attack life expectancy?

"end stage": You are using the term, "End-stage". That means what it says. No one is going to give you an exact time. The doctor closest to the person who is ill would be in the best position to tell you if you can expect hours, days, weeks or months. Even the attending doctor is often wrong because each case is different and no one has divine insight. ...Read more

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My dad is 60 he had a heart attack involving 3 coronary arteries with a total of 9 blockages. He had stents put in. Any ideas on his life expectancy?

My dad is 60 he had a heart attack involving 3 coronary arteries with a total of 9 blockages. He had stents put in. Any ideas on his life expectancy?

Good prognosis: If his left ventricular function is normal and if he follows the instructions of his doctors (no smoking, statin, dual anti-platelet therapy, blood pressure control, good diet, exercise), he can live a normal life expectancy and pass on at home in his sleep at a very advanced age. ...Read more

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What is the quality of life after a heart attack?

What is the  quality of life after a heart attack?

It varies: If the loss of heart muscle wasn't too severe, you can usually return to normal activity. When more heart muscle is lost there can be significant fatigue, shortness of breath with activity and even swelling of the feet and ankles. ...Read more

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Can you live a full life after a heart attack?

Can you live a full life after a heart attack?

Yes...but: Congratulations as many people do not survive their first mi. Lifestyle modification (diet, exercise, tobacco cessation) and adherence to medications are vital to your longevity as well as having a cardiologist to partner with in your health journey. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do disappointments in your life eventually cause a heart attack?

Do disappointments in your life eventually cause a heart attack?

No: Heart attack is caused by plaque build up in coronary arteries of the heart. No study has ever conclusively shown stress or loss to be tied to heart attack. It is a common misconception. Heart attack is caused when there is an imbalance in oxygen supply and oxygen demand of heart muscle. The supply being limited by plaque in the arteries. ...Read more

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Which is the life span of person after he has a heart attack?

Which is the life span of person after he has a heart attack?

Variable: Can most times be taken care of . All depends on the care and patient and extend of damage from the heart attacks. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a heart attack 3yrs back. my heart ef is 26. suggest remedial measures and ways to improve. how long will be my life span?

What to do if I had a heart attack 3yrs back. my heart ef is 26. suggest remedial measures and ways to improve. how long will be my life span?

Several things: 1. You have to see if it ischemic cardio-myopathy or non-ischemic. 2. There are several medications which help: A. ACE inhibitors like (Enalapril, Lisinopril etc) B. B blocker like Carvedilol, Metoproplol etc. These medications reduce BP and you should consult your doctor before using it. C. Diuretics like Lasix (furosemide) and Spironolcatone D. FInally cardiologist can place AICD / Device for arrythmia. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

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