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Life expectancy of a 59-year-old male, type 1 diabetic after receiving a right coronary artery stent, while having the other side of heart scarred.?

Life expectancy of a 59-year-old male, type 1 diabetic after receiving a right coronary artery stent, while having the other side of heart scarred.?

Difficult to sat: Risk assessment over 5 years as described is well validated. Predicting lifespan is challenging. Aggressive management of risk factors in close coordination with your doctors and specialists is crucial. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Stenting (Definition)

In general, a stent is a metal tube used to keep a vessel open. Stents can be placed in a huge number of places, including blood vessels, bile ducts, even in the colon ...Read more


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How do I find out what is life expectancy with heart stents?

How do I find out what is life expectancy with heart stents?

You won't find it: There is no fixed "life expectancy with stents". It depends entirely on the extent of disease, amount of permanent damage if any, location of the lesion (s), and most importantly, correction of the underlying process that caused the atherosclerotic process in the first place. It's like asking, "what is the life expectancy after applying a band-aid? ". ...Read more

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M/59 yrs old/t1 diabetic. 5 stents in rca w/ controlled mi. 2mm d in lda; no stents. Scarring & severe damage to apex. Life expectancy? Suggestions?

M/59 yrs old/t1 diabetic. 5 stents in rca w/ controlled mi. 2mm d in lda; no stents. Scarring & severe damage to apex. Life expectancy? Suggestions?

Seek expert care: It sounds as if you have provided many details but not enough to establish a prognosis. Much more info is required such as family history, height, weight, diet, exercise tolerance, co-morbid conditions, etc. This decision is best made by a specialist with a detailed knowledge of more detailed info. ...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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Mother, 66, had gangrene/ partial foot amputation, is not diabetic, had 3 stents in her legs due to poor circulation & heavy smoker. Life expectancy?

Mother, 66, had gangrene/ partial foot amputation, is not diabetic, had 3 stents in her legs due to poor circulation & heavy smoker. Life expectancy?

Statistically...: Unfortunately, these effects you describe don't just have an effect on the feet and legs. The effect vital organs are effected as well. 5 years has been reported as an expected life span after an amputation, but this is just an average. It could be more or less depending on many other lifestyle factors. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for men?

What is the average life expectancy for men?

Life expectancy: Go to CDC data base for this. Need age now and ethnicity and do you live in stroke belt or not? ...Read more

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Lenox gastaut syndrome average life expectancy?

Lenox gastaut syndrome average life expectancy?

Haven't seen numbers: Haven't seen any numbers on life expectancy of lennox-gastaut patients. Maybe nobody has collected and published that information. One website reported a 3%-7% mortality in patients over a 9 year period (that sounds like 1/2 % per year). The deaths were often due to accidents. In such disorders, if a person is watched and cared for closely, he can outlive parents, and die of other natural causes. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prolong my life expectancy?

What is the best way to prolong my life expectancy?

Being a Young Man: This is an interesting question from such a young man. There are often very few problems in a man in his twenties that would predict a shortened life span.

So, the generic answers would be avoid obesity, cigarettes, too much or too frequent alcohol, eat a diet high in proteins and low in sugars and to get regular cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone who scored an 8 on the bode index?

What is the life expectancy of someone who scored an 8 on the bode index?

Humph: The bode index scoring I know of is a 0-3, and does correlate with life expectancy in people with copd, so I am confused about a score of 8 and do not know how to answer your question. ...Read more

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Life expectancy with 80% oxygen levels?

Life expectancy with 80% oxygen levels?

Almost normal: Stage 1 very mild COPD with a FEV1 about 80 percent or more of normal.. ...Read more

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Does having MS shorten ur life expectancy?

Does having MS shorten ur life expectancy?

Yes: In the canadian registry study, life expectancy was reduced by
4->7 yrs, and in the danish registry study, life expectancy was reduced by 10-> 12 years. Quality of life is affected by physical symptoms such as difficulty with mobility, fatigue, problems with social functioning, impaired mood and pain. ...Read more

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How long is the life expectancy for emphizima?

How long is the life expectancy for emphizima?

Depends: Emphysema can lead to death but the effect depends on severity of the emphysema as well as other illnesses. More commonly, emphysema just makes you more fragile - i.e. More likely to die from things that wouldn't kill someone who didn't have the emphysema for example. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of people with pkd?

What is the life expectancy of people with pkd?

Not short.: Polycystic kidney disease in most cases is a mild slowly progressive disease. Many patients do not even know they have it and they live and die without knowing they have it. The clue to answer the question could be taken from a person in the same family who has the disease. Of course, patients with PKD may develop end-stage and need dialysis after several years. They are eligible for transplant. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with a lvad?

What is the life expectancy for someone with a lvad?

Ivad: This may mean different things in different medical specialities. Please spell it out. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with lymphoma?

What is the life expectancy of someone with lymphoma?

Depends: There are many factors that effect life expectancy including the patients underlying health and the stage of lymphoma. For example lymphoma that is slower growing and has not spread is a better case than a lymphoma that is aggressive and has spread to multiple organs. Hard to answer that question without more information. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy for someone with MS be?

What would the life expectancy for someone with MS be?

Unsually normal: It was previously thought that ms could shorten lifespan by about 8 yrs, but a study looking at interferon treatment suggests that lifespan can be normal if ms patients are treated with dmt's over a period of time. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy with adrenoleukodystrophy?

What is the life expectancy with adrenoleukodystrophy?

Varies: This disorder has such a wide spectrum of severity that it is impossible to predict without knowing the subtype. Some forms are mild, other fatal within 5-10 years. For some, bone marrow transplantation may be indicated. Knowledge of type and severity is crucial. ...Read more

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What's the life expectancy for a child with downsyndrome?

What's the life expectancy for a child with downsyndrome?

60 years old: Life expectancy for people with Down syndrome has increased dramatically in recent decades - from 25 years old in 1983 to 60 years old today. See more at: http://www. Ndss. Org/Down-Syndrome/Down-Syndrome-Facts/#sthash.6KmBMQI6.dpuf ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with hemophilia?  

What is the life expectancy of someone with hemophilia?  

Near normal: The disorder can be of varying severity, but robust treatment options are available, including recombinant drugs and gene therapy. If severity is low and resistance to drugs do not develop life expectancy is near normal. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy after someone starts dialysis?

What is the life expectancy after someone starts dialysis?

Comorbities: Dialysis keeps people with severe kidney disease from dying of kidney failure. People on dialysis will all die from diseases other than renal failure. Life expectancy is typically related to how healthy the person is other than their kidney disease. I have patients that have lived more than 25 years on dialysis. The key is limiting cardiovascular risk and following the teams instructions. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with relapse polychondritis?

It really depends: This is a difficult question to answer. It really depends on the severity of the disease. Tracheal and aortic valve involvement can be a significant issue. As Prednisone is the basic therapy, an affected individual also has to deal with the long-term toxicities associated with Prednisone or other immunosuppressive therapies. ...Read more

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Life expectancy of chronic bronchitis?

Life expectancy of chronic bronchitis?

Chronic bronchitis: Life expectancy would depend upon the cause, severity and adequacy of management of chronic bronchitis and its affects on the pulmonary function of the person affected. Although sure that all factors taken into consideration would reduce the overall live-expectancy over those without this condition, each individual is different. We all die of something. ...Read more

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Does WPW syndrome affect life expectancy?

Does WPW syndrome affect life expectancy?

Depends: If diagnosed and properly treated (usually with a procedure called an ablation) one can have a normal life expectancy. However, prior to treatment a patient may have a fast heart rhythm that can be dangerous and potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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Does obesity affect your life expectancy?

Does obesity affect your life expectancy?

Yes: Obesity can increase your risk for health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which can shorten your life expectancy. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removal reduces life expectancy?

Gallbladder removal reduces life expectancy?

No: There is no such evidence in general. In a specific case like a liver cancer or bile duct cancer, the patient may succumb to the illness quickly, because they can be that aggressive. Removal of the gb for stone disease has no effect on life expectancy. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a baby with pku?

What is the life expectancy of a baby with pku?

Quite awhile: If they follow the diet, children with pku can absolutely become healthy, productive adults. With discipline, this can be managed! ...Read more

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Chronic granulomatous disordor life expectancy?

Chronic granulomatous disordor life expectancy?

CGD: Must meet with an immune deficiency specialist. Long-term antibiotic treatments may help to reduce infections, but early death is typically a result of repeated lung infections. ...Read more

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What's my life expectancy as a diabetic? I'm 35.

What's my life expectancy as a diabetic? I'm 35.

Depends on control: If you ask an actuarialist they will likely say it is decreased compared to normal, but they are looking at populations of people, many of whom do not take care of themselves. If you maintain good diabetes control (hba1c <7%), avoid hypoglycemia, have good BP control, diet, and exercise, there is every reason to believe your life expectancy is the same as a non-diabetic. ...Read more