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Life Expectancy With 20 Percent Heart Function
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
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
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
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
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
Depends: It depends on the type and severity of disease as well as the health and age of the patient. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Depends...: On severity. Many patients with appropriate treatment can lead full lives. ...Read more
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
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
Are people who have had a heart surgery still expected to have a normal life expectancy or sometimes even longer?
There are a lot of heart surgery conditions.
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
Depends on other con: If this person has no other medical problems, she can have normal life expectancy, for women 82 – 85. ...Read more
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
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