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Doctor insights on: Life Expectancy With 20 Percent Heart Function

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Gram is 71 diabetic, renal failure, dyalisis 3x week for past 7 years. Today her heart function is at 25% how long is the life expectancy, options?

Gram is 71 diabetic, renal failure, dyalisis 3x week for past 7 years. Today her heart function is at 25% how long is the life expectancy, options?

No easy answer: She has a number of considerable medical problems, but noone can predict life expectancy with any certainty. Emphasis should be on quality of life. "Tight" blood sugar control is not indicated because of the risk of hypoglycemia and because she already has complications. Take care of her eyes so she can enjoy her family. Work with her cardiologist to maximize heart function. ...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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What is the life expectancy of clogged heart arteries?

What is the life expectancy of clogged heart arteries?

Depends on severity: & if there has been heart muscle damage affecting heart performance. Many people with proper care & medication can enjoy a normal life expectancy. Get a good cardiologist to help maximize those chances. ...Read more

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Enlarged heart, high bp. What's my life expectancy?

Enlarged heart, high bp. What's my life expectancy?

Depends: Your high BP may have caused the enlarged heart condition called hypertrophy. If you can control your blood pressure especially with an anti-hypertenisve agent called an ace inhibitor, then you life expectancy can be good. However, if you persist with an elevated bp, then your life expectancy will decrease as you will increase your risk for a herat attack, stroke or severe cardiac disease. ...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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I have three heart defects, what would be my average life expectancy?

I have three heart defects, what would be my average life expectancy?

Varaiable: The answer to this question depends on what the three defects are, the individual severity of each of those defects, the treatments that have been provided, and the relative success of those treatments. It is possible to have three defects and have a normal lifespan, or it is possible that lifespan could be severely affected. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with nonishcemic congestive heart failure. My LEVF is >20% with severe global hypokenesis to akinesis.What is the life expectancy?

I've been diagnosed with nonishcemic  congestive heart failure. My LEVF is >20% with severe global hypokenesis to akinesis.What is the life expectancy?

Depends: On other factors like overall health status etiology of the CHF, lifestyle and response to treatment. A cardiologist with full medical history including their symptoms and physical examination could classify the stage of CHF and management ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy in a heart transplant patient be?

What would the life expectancy in a heart transplant patient be?

Data: 1 year : 88.0% (males), 86.2% (females)
3 years: 79.3% (males), 77.2% (females)
5 years: 73.2% (males), 69.0% (females). ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for heart transplant patients?

What is the average life expectancy for heart transplant patients?

Improves every yr: With improved technology and medicines the survival rates for the post transplant patient continues to improve. The typical patient has an 85 to 90% survival for the first yr depending on the center. A 10 yr survival is 50 to 60% typically. ...Read more

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Life expectancy for heart lung transplant?

Life expectancy for heart lung transplant?

Varies with time: The most recent data on patient survival after a heart-lung combined transplant is that about 80% at 1 year, 50% at 5 years, and 25% at 10 years are alive after the transplants. ...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 too much of the heart disease we in the US. ...Read more

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Enlarged heart on cxr. Will it affect life expectancy?

Enlarged heart on cxr. Will it affect life expectancy?

Depends: Sometimes enlarged heart is called on cxr, but cardiac evaluation reveal no structural abnormalities. If that is case, life expectancy should not be affected. But if there is structural heart diseaein form of thickened heart muscle, weakened heart muscle, valvular, congenital, or coronary vascular disease, then life expectancy would be affected. ...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 average life expectancy for heart transplant in children?

Unknown: Many children who had heart transplants are entering their second decade of life. Especially those who were infants during their initial transplant. Data is insufficient to discuss long term prognosis. ...Read more

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What's life expectancy for heart and lung transplant?

What's life expectancy for heart and lung transplant?

It varies: It is too variable to answer: my patient is 14 years status post at lung transplant and is still going strong. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a heart and lung transplant?

What is the life expectancy for a heart and lung transplant?

It varies: It is variable. My patient is 14 years status post a heart — lung transplant and he is still going strong. ...Read more

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How long is life expectancy for congestive heart failure?

How long is life expectancy for congestive heart failure?

Depends...: On severity. Many patients with appropriate treatment can lead full lives. ...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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Help please? What is the life expectancy for someone with asd heart disease?

Help please? What is the life expectancy for someone with asd heart disease?

ASD: The life expectancy for a patient with ASD depends on the degree of shunting. If it is a small ASD with minimal shunting, life expectancy can be normal. If it is a large ASD with a left to right shunt and pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure, life expectancy can be signficantly decreased. ...Read more

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Are people who have had a heart surgery still expected to have a normal life expectancy or sometimes even longer?

Are people who have had a heart surgery still expected to have a normal life expectancy or sometimes even longer?

Depends: There are a lot of heart surgery conditions.
Congenital
coronary
valve
pacemaker
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The coronary patients are most common, and if they do as instructed approach the natural history of their age, sex group.
Add smoking, obesity, sedentary, diabetes are additional life impacting situations. ...Read more

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If you we're born with an enlarged heart an it's grown bigger over time how much life expectancy do you have to live?

If you we're born with an enlarged heart an it's grown bigger over time how much life expectancy do you have to live?

Depends: Cardiomegaly isn't a diagnosis. It can be caused by a broad range of things, like birth defects, problems with transition from the fetal circulation, heart rhythm problems, fetal medication exposure or intrauterine infection. Longterm outcomes with respect to symptoms, life expectancy and any need for treatment, intervention or activity restrictions all depend on the specific heart condition. ...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 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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What is the life expectancy of someone born with congenital heart disease?

Depends: Congenital heart disease can be very minor not warranting therapy or very severe and complex requiring multiple surgeries and procedures. Life expectancy will depend on which type of defect you have. Consult your pediatric cardiologist. ...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 RA patients? I have studied that life gets reduced by 10 years and out of all deaths, half are due to heart diseases. How true is it?

Life expectancy of RA patients? I have studied that life gets reduced by 10 years and out of all deaths, half are due to heart diseases. How true is it?

Of course, a lot: Depends on at what age a person is diagnosed and how severe it is. Inflammation of blood vessels including coronary arteries is a known complication of RA and may shorten the life span. RA patients are also susceptible to infection, lung disease and maybe some cancers. One can not be precise about the years of shortened-life due to the disease severity and duration issues. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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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

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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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What is the life expectancy for a 77-year-old woman undergoing heart valve operation?

Depends on other con: If this person has no other medical problems, she can have normal life expectancy, for women 82 – 85. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with 25% use of heart & 25% use of lungs with severe emphysema?

What is the life expectancy of someone with 25% use of heart & 25% use of lungs with severe emphysema?

Not possible...: There are so many factors that contribute to life expectancy that it is not possible to predict life expectancy with this information. The best way to prolong your life as much as possible is to optimize your therapy, including smoking cessation, so see your doctors and follow treatment advice. ...Read more