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Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

A disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver ...Read more


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What is the life expectancy for cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: Although it is difficult to put a time line on this condition, these patients eventually will need cardiac transplant and accordingly they should be referred to a transplant center so that they can placed on transplant list. Occasionally, cardiomyopathy may be part of another disease such as muscular dystrophy in which case the life expectancy is more likely related to that underlying disease. ...Read more

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What's the life expectancy for a man who has non-compaction cardiomyopathy?

What's the life expectancy for a man who has non-compaction cardiomyopathy?

Variable: This condition like many has a broad spectrum of severity. Different hearts are affected differently. Affect on ejection fraction has a major impact on symptoms and longevity additionally one must be sure the diagnosis is correct. Consult with a cardiologist who is well versed in cardiomyopathies. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a 44yr old man who has developed cardiomyopathy?

What is the life expectancy for a 44yr old man who has developed cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: It depends on the type of cardiomyopathy, mostly it is related to the ejection fraction or the ability of the heart to pump blood. If the heart is failing and not able to pump blood then the risk of dying is higher. ...Read more

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Please see my condition description of cardiomyopathy. What is a reasonable life expectancy?

Depends: Cause, duration, severity, treatment response, other comorbidity, present functional status.........Together will yield a expectancy. But heart transplant changes the equation. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

What is the life expectancy for someone with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Often, normal: The spectrum is vast. If diagnosis is based purely on genetic test (i.e. Screening), many people with the gene never develop any cardiac abnormality. If hypertrophy is present, one needs assessment by a cardiologist to determine future risk of serious rhythm problems, based on several measurable variables. It's common for people with this disorder to have completely normal lifespan. ...Read more

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Is the life expectancy for people with dilated cardiomyopathy 5 years after their symptoms begin?

Is the life expectancy for people with dilated cardiomyopathy 5 years after their symptoms begin?

Depends: Depends on how severe it is and how well it responds to medicines. Some may recover, some may be stabilized with medicines, some may require heart transplant or die. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a 25 year old female with Lupus and Dilated Cardiomyopathy?

No answer: There are way too many variables that I don't have the information on to answer that. Obviously, you are anxious deliberating this at age 25. You can live a normal life span with lupus. You can also live varying amounts of time with dilated cardiomyopathy - it depends on severity, co-existing conditions, your general health otherwise, & most important, your willingness and ability to live healthy. ...Read more

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My partner has dilated cardiomyopathy for 10 yrs and cirrhosis of the liver 3 yrs drinks very occasionally what's his life expectancy.

My partner has dilated cardiomyopathy for 10 yrs and cirrhosis of the liver 3 yrs drinks very occasionally what's his life expectancy.

There's no telling: Most cirrhotics who continue to drink abusively are dead within five years. Beyond this, you can't predict. Dilated cardiomyopathy is of greatly variable duration, and cirrhosis often reverses some when the causes is eliminated. Many people go through life without ever finding love. Cherish each day that you have together. ...Read more

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I have an aunt who is 81 years old. She advised me today that she has stage 4 cardio myopathy. What is her life expectancy given a diagnosis 1 year ag?

I have an aunt who is 81 years old. She advised me today that she has stage 4 cardio myopathy. What is her life expectancy given a diagnosis 1 year ag?

Class 4 CHF: I would say that she has a short remaining life-span, although heart meds will help. She may benefit from a ventricular assist device or an icd. ...Read more

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And what cardiomyopathies might result from increased aortic pressure?

And what cardiomyopathies might result from increased aortic pressure?

Hypertrophic or...: Hypertrophic or dilated cardiomyopathy can both result with hypertrophy generally occurring first. ...Read more

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Can you use stem cells to heal cardiomyopathies in children?

Can you use stem cells to heal cardiomyopathies in children?

Clinical Trial Now: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

MRI: Yes an MRI can be used to diagnose enlarged heart, cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Another test that is often used to make these diagnoses is the echocardiogram. MRI uses magnets to image the heart and echocardiogram uses ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of a person with fullblown aids?

What is the average life expectancy of a person with fullblown aids?

Depends: It is always difficult to determine life expectancy of anyone with any type of chronic illness like hiv/aids. There are very good anti-hiv medications, which can extend life. Many of my patients who have had full-blown aids are still living 20+ years, but some have also died soon after diagnosis. It ultimately depends on one's immune system and how quickly they can recover before getting sick. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of a person?

What is the average life expectancy of a person?

78-ish...but: The average life expectancy for an american is about 78, but that is just a statistic.

You control some factors that help determine your personal life expectancy- smoking, obesity and inactivity will shorten your life span, while eating more fruits/vegetables, watching your weight and increasing your physical activity will lengthen your life span and hopefully add to your quality of life too. ...Read more

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What's the average life expectancy of a person with williams syndrome?

What's the average life expectancy of a person with williams syndrome?

Genetic disorder: Rare disorder multiple systems involved apearance of face and body demonstrates poor developement. Loss of hearing, diabetes, heart failure, aortic valve abnormalities, high blood pressure, just to name a few issues. Life expectancy depends on early diagnosis and intense treatment and follow up. It can be normal except if there heart defect that is serious. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me the average life expectancy of a person with emphysema?

Can someone tell me the average life expectancy of a person with emphysema?

Depends: We tend to use what we call a bode score to look at the life expectancy of patients with emphysema. Please, discuss it with your doctor as it may help understand the severity of the disease. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for a person with pancreatic cancer and who had the whipple procedure?

What is the average life expectancy for a person with pancreatic cancer and who had the whipple procedure?

Lymph nodes: The most important variable for survival for patients after the whipple procedure (provided they survive the surgery itself, and presuming that the cancer has been completely removed) has generally been lymph node involvement. This is generally the best indication that the pancreatic cancer has or has not spread beyond the initial site. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of adults in the U.S.?

What is the average life expectancy of adults in the U.S.?

According to: SSA. Gov, average life expectancy for a male born today is 83 years, for a female 87 years. There is an interactive calculator on the site to estimate life expectancy based on age. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of a male with spina bifida?

What is the average life expectancy of a male with spina bifida?

Depends: It depends on whether we are talking about spinabifida occulta, meningocele or myelomeningocele. If we are talking about myelomeningocele it depends on how high the lesion is and whether or not there is an arnold-chiari malformation in the brain. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?

What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?

Varies: Has a genetic mutation been discovered? There are several different types and it would be worthwhile finding whether one of these is present -- both for prognosis, and as information for the family. I'd try to answer this first, and even then, no one can predict months-or-years beyond giving a range / survival curves. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long is the average life expectancy of someone with Alzheimer's disease?

How long is the average life expectancy of someone with Alzheimer's disease?

About 8 years: Alzheimer's disease progresses differently in different people but the duration on the average is 8 years from diagnosis to death. Of course, if somebody is diagnosed late in life the survival is shorter. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of having a left ventricular assist device?

What is the average life expectancy of having a left ventricular assist device?

Depends: It depends on the type of device (the newer devices heartmate ii and heartware) have longer life expectancies and fewer complications than 1st generation lvads. If an lvad is placed as destination therapy people have lived as long as 7 years without having device replace or a complication...However this is the exception no the rule. Newer devices quote averages of about 5 years. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of someone with Stage III or IV spinal cancer?

What is the average life expectancy of someone with Stage III or IV spinal cancer?

More info needed.: Most likely it's not "spinal cancer", which would be a cancer that started in the spine, but a cancer from somewhere else that has spread (metastasized) TO the spine. If so, it's still the cancer of where it started (bone or breast or prostate, etc.).

Also, stage III vs. Stage IV have different enough treatment and prognosis that they should be considered separately; worth learning this detail). ...Read more