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What is the life duration of someone with heart failure?

What is the life duration of someone with heart failure?

Variable: It is too variable to predict; it could be days or years. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more


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What is the life expectancy of person with pacemaker due to heart block?

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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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 to much of the heart disease we in the US. ...Read more

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What is the quality of life for someone with pulmonary hypertension?

What is the quality of life for someone with pulmonary hypertension?

Depends on stage: For patients with mild pulm hypertension they may experience shortness of breath only with strenuous activity. As the disease progresses patients become more limited and can even become chair or bed bound. ...Read more

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What is the duration of life expectancy of someone with liver cancer?

What is the duration of life expectancy of someone with liver cancer?

Depends: The survival is dependent on cell type and stage. In order to answer this question accurately, that information would be needed. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a person in renal failure?

What is the life expectancy of a person in renal failure?

Weeks: Once kidney function falls below 10% of normal, most patients will develop uremia. This includes progressive weakness and confusion progressing to coma and death, unless some form of kidney replacement therapy is instituted. ...Read more

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For what length of time can someone live with congestive heart failure?

For what length of time can someone live with congestive heart failure?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the problem and the cause. If you manage your blood pressure well, limit salt intake, stop smoking, control your lipids, monitor your weight daily, take your medications and follow up with your physician regularly reporting changes that have been taught to you to notice you can do quite well. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with lymphoma?

What is the life expectancy of someone with lymphoma?

Depends: There are many factors that effect life expectancy including the patients underlying health and the stage of lymphoma. For example lymphoma that is slower growing and has not spread is a better case than a lymphoma that is aggressive and has spread to multiple organs. Hard to answer that question without more information. ...Read more

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What is the quality of someones life with cardiovascular disease?

What is the quality of someones life with cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular : Depends on the cardiovascular disease and its severity. Quality can vary from good to bad, dependent on what the problem is. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with COPD and emphysema?

What is the life expectancy of someone with COPD and emphysema?

Depends,: The prognostic point scale for COPD is found here: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/297664-overview#aw2aab6b2b6aa. For example, of patients who cannot walk 100yards without shortness of breath, FEV1 of 36-49% predicted compared with age match controls, BMI ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with hemophilia? 

What is the life expectancy of someone with hemophilia? 

Near normal: The disorder can be of varying severity, but robust treatment options are available, including recombinant drugs and gene therapy. If severity is low and resistance to drugs do not develop life expectancy is near normal. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with chronic emphysema?

What is the life expectancy of someone with chronic emphysema?

Difficult: Calculating life expectancy in COPD is very challenging. Limited life span is found in patients with chronically elevated carbon dioxide levels, frequent exacerbations of the disease and low body mass index. Given you an exact survival percentage is usually not possible. ...Read more

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What is the longest a person could live with mild congestive heart failure?

A long time: With proper treatment, people with mild heart failure can live a long time and even have a normal life span. ...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 different 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 with cretinism?

What is the life expectancy of someone with cretinism?

Rare Disorder: Cretinism is the name given to people that were born with hypothyroidis (caused by congenital absence of the thyroid gland) . It use to take up to 6 mo to a 1 yr of age to diagnose children with this condition and by that time they were mentally retarded and had course facial feautures that were not reversible with treatment. Now we have neonatal screening for this condition if promptly treated ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with microcephaly?

What is the life expectancy of someone with microcephaly?

Depends: It is completely dependant on the cause of the microcephaly and on the severity of its associated problems such as seizure disorder, gastro-esophageal reflux or breathing difficulty. ...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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What is the life expectancy of someone with chronic pancreatitis?

What is the life expectancy of someone with chronic pancreatitis?

With: enzyme supplements and close medical supervision ..(certain medications should be avoided as well as ALCOHOL) there is no reason why a full lifespan can be attained! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

A condition in which the heart muscle is weakened and cannot supply the body with ...Read more