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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some patients with heart failure are unable to be treated with the normal medications and require mechanical assistance. These mechanical devices take over part of the work of the left ventricle, thus venticular assist device. They range anywhere from a small device placed through an artery in the groin (less assist) to one that is placed via open chest technique like ...Read more
Depends: When a person needs a vad, life expectancy without it is short unless the VAD is placed. It all depends on the indication for the vad, the status of the other ventricle and the lungs and if it is a bridge to transplant or destination therapy, or a bridge to a bridge to transplant. The 5 year survival for a heart transplant is about 70%.Vad recipients may suffer complications like stroke, bleeding, . ...Read more
Which is the average life expectancy after having a left ventricular assist device, or lvad installed?
LVAD: Nowadays, 80–85% of patients are alive a year after having an lvad fitted and 70–75% after two years. This is fantastic considering that many of them would only have had a life expectancy of 12 months or less before their lvad treatment. One patient whom i know lived for 5.5 yrs (destination therapy). ...Read more
Life after LVAD: A study in the new england journal of medicine, n engl j med 2007; 357:885-896, august 30, 2007, overall survival among all enrollees was 52% at 1 year, vs 25% on medical therapy alone. Survival for patients still awaiting transplant or not elegible and continuing to receive pump support was 89% at 1 month, 75% at 6 months, and 68% at 12 months.Lvad. ...Read more
Advanced CHF: Typically and lvad has been used in the setting of a patient with advanced congestive heart failure (CHF) where the patient is being listed for or is awaiting a heart transplantation. More recently, lvad's have been approved as destination therapy. On occasion we see patients who recover from their CHF through the use of an lvad, but that is not very common. There are multiple lvad types now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Ivad: This may mean different things in different medical specialities. Please spell it out. ...Read more
Normal life: they can live a normal life span providing that they survive the consequences of the clot. It is not always a time bomb. ...Read more
Generally good: An adult likely underwent a senning or mustard procedure (atrial switch operation) for tga. The 20 year survival is reported to be about 90%, but many patients have abnormal heart rhythms and some have abnormal heart function. This group of patients has a reduced life expectancy, estimated by some to be 45-50 years (63 years after an arterial switch operation). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good, with caveats: By cured i assume you mean an excellent surgical result obtained in the first week of life. You are not truly cured, and will require lifelong follow-up. Hypertension is common in survivors and will need to be treated aggressively. The is the possibility of re-coarctation or aneurysm formation at the site of the repair. A heart healthy lifestyle and regular cardiac follow-up are essential. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Longevity and ESRD: Patients with ESRD live shorter lives than age-matched control without it. Their longevity depends when they started dialysis and what other co-morbidities they have, such as diabetes or heart disease. For a more specific answer you need to supply that information to us here on HealthTap. You can, or course, ask the nephrologist treating the patient you are asking, who could give a better answer. ...Read more
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
Heart transplant sta: National Heart Transplant Statistics: The national 6 month heart transplant survival rate increased from 86.1% in 1999 to 91.6% in 2009 The national 1 year heart transplant survival rate increased from 81.5% in 1991 to 88.6% in 2008 The national 5 year heart transplant survival rate increased from 66.2% in 1993 to 73.1% in 2004 The national 10 year heart transplant survival rate increased from 45.7% in 1991 to 53% in 1999 ...Read more
Depends on type: The leukodystrophies are a family of progressive neurologic diseases that are generally fatal and particularly cruel. I wish you comfort in dealing with this difficult problem, and hope that junior's comfort nad dignity can be preserved. ...Read more
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