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Life Expectancy After A Heart Attack
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
"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
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
For someone who on average has a blood pressure of 150/88, does it have a major impact on life expectancy, stroke, heart attack/disease? If so, how soon does it start impacting the body? What would the rda be for sodium intake for someone like this?
Dad has st. 2 lung cancer. Had a heart attack recently. Diabetic and is 62. No treatment is being offered. What is his life expectancy?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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