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Post Widowmaker Heart Attack Life Expectancy
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
38yr male non smokernondrinker eats heart healthy daily exercise/no familyhistory heart disease /suffered widowmaker 90%bloc 2stents hehasnospleen ?
It is possible. : Outcome after cardiac arrest is influenced by underlying health and age of the patient, cause of arrest, length of time before first response, length of resuscitation, events during resuscitation, and condition afterward. But it is sometimes (not always)possible to have a normal life. The medical team can help in the discussion about prognosis. ...Read more
No one fixed answer: The real risk depends on other comorbid conditions such as the state of coronary and peripheral vessels , the condition of the cardiovascular system , the presense of diabetes and lipid levels . Also how compliant the patient is with thier medications and folow up with neurlogist pcp and cardiologist. ...Read more
Mom: diabetic coma at 14 yrs old (she's 54 now) she's had kidney failure, dialysis 4 years transplant in 1996, heart attack stroke fibro osteoarthriti?
What question?: What's your question? You've given some some background but there's no question. ...Read more
Depends...: On severity. Many patients with appropriate treatment can lead full lives. ...Read more
62uncle had heart attack in coma since3days.Took 10 min to resuscitate him.Is that why he's in a coma?Expectations?No known heart dialysis 8+ yrs.
That's a hard one.: I am sorry he is so sick. We cannot know from what you tell us much about his odds. Obviously he is dangerously ill. His doctors can discuss his chances with you better because they know what happened and why. Best wishes to you and your family! Ask questions, and it helps to take notes of answers and write down questions you think of before talking to the docs. ...Read more
Dad heart attack 54, mom stroke 54, mom's mom died late 40 heart attack, dad's dad died late 50. All thin, low cholesterol, low bp. Microvascular?
Mother 58 yr heart attack.Within 7 hrs angioplasty LAD for 100% block.After 12hrs cardic arrest.Then ventrilation .Cpk 389 now consious.Will survive?
She has already sur-: Vived but in such situations can have another attack or some other complications. Your cardiologist will be the person to discuss it with. I am hopeful she'll do well as she is rather young. Good luck. ...Read more
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