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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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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'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 of someone who has had a kidney transplant?

What is the life expectancy of someone who has had a kidney transplant?

Other med. problems?: The longevity of a kidney transplant is usually about 10-15 years depending on the source and quality of the donor organ (living donor kidneys tend to last longer). Patient life expectancy generally depends on other medical issues such as heart disease, diabetes, vascular disease or development of cancers. In fact, most recipients will die with a functioning kidney, not because of kidney failure. ...Read more

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My dad who is a healthy 57 year old, recently had surgery for a type A aortic dissection which was successful. What is his life expectancy now?

My dad who is a healthy 57 year old, recently had surgery for a type A aortic dissection which was successful. What is his life expectancy now?

Life expectancy: There are no great numbers on this, as there are many other factors that will affect the life expectancy of a person, with or without having had sugery for Type A aorta dissection. Usually the life expectancy is not decreased due to the surgery, and he should live a healthy, normal life. Best advice of course is to keep his blood pressure and cholesterol under control, watch his weight/no smoking! ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy for a 63 year old male who has smoked and drank for all his adult life?

What is the average life expectancy for a 63 year old male who has smoked and drank for all his adult life?

Can't say: Any calculation requires height/weight/diet/exercise/family history and other information. Look at this "calculator" from and insurance company and input the information needed: http://media.Nmfn.Com/tnetwork/lifespan/. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy of a patient who has copd?

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What is life expectancy of a patient who has copd?

Depends on factors: Such as body mass index, degree of airway obstruction, degree of uncomfortable breathing, exercise tolerance, smoking status, presence of complications including pulmonary hypertension, right sided heart failure, chronic respiratory failure, degree of carbon dioxide retention, frequency of exacerbations, and other medical conditions. I have had patients die in their 50s & some that lived 90+ yrs. ...Read more

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Hi my 80 year old man has liver cancer which has now spread to the spine, what is life expectancy please?

Hi my 80 year old man has liver cancer which has now spread to the spine, what is life expectancy please?

Liver cancer: Liver cancer has a poor life expectancy but it varies according to how much liver function persists. If jaundice,drowsiness,lack of appetite,bleeding tendency are present life expectancy is measured in days or a week or so. Otherwise the patient can survive much longer. Of course the oncologist is best qualified to answer your question. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone who has an aortic insufficiency?

What is the life expectancy for someone who has an aortic insufficiency?

Aortic insufficiency: Mild ai of minimal hemodynamic import can have a normal life span. Severe ai with grossly dilated left ventricle unable to have aortic valve replacement, will have more than 50% 3 yr. Mortality from heart failure onset. ...Read more

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Whats the lung condition cure rate for a 74 year old man who has emphysema?

Whats the lung condition cure rate for a 74 year old man who has emphysema?

No cure: There is no "cure" for emphysema. The damage that is done is permanent, but with attention to smoking cessation, and treatment ( inhaled medicine to breath easier, vaccination against pneumonia and flu, treatment of infections that involve the lung, etc..) most patients can live with the disease for many years and have symptoms controlled and quality of life improved. ...Read more

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My wife has a 30-35 ejection fraction with a pacemaker and dedefibrillator. What are her chances to live a long life. She is 60 years old.?

My wife has a 30-35 ejection fraction with a pacemaker and dedefibrillator. What are her chances to live a long life. She is 60 years old.?

Need so much more!: This is really complicated. The best answer you'll be able to do yourself is here: http://depts.Washington.Edu/shfm/ plug in every one of the parameters correctly and you'll get the best answer avail as of several years ago. Heart failure advancements continue at breakneck pace. ...Read more

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

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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What is the prognosis for a male patient, 64 yrs old with cancer who has been told he has a perforated bowl.?

What is the prognosis for a male patient, 64 yrs old with cancer who has been told he has a perforated bowl.?

Ask your Dr(s): The doctor(s) who diagnosed the cancer and/or the perforated bowel can provide the most accurate prognosis. Anyone else is less knowledgeable about the specific case - and that is what matters. Cancer of the esophagus is never a good thing to hear. Some are able to extend the quality of their time if they are lucky and have caring folk helping. Accurate hospice info may help too. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone who has been diagnosed with copd?

What is the life expectancy of someone who has been diagnosed with copd?

BODE index: A combination of multiple factors predict survival in patients with copd. One such grading system is called bode index. This takes into account body mass index, severity of breathlessness, distance walked in 6 minutes, and lung function. The last two require testing in pulmonary function lab. Bode index can predict 4 yr survival and risk of hospitalization. ...Read more

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If man has a congenital heart disease , is his life term short?

If man has a congenital heart disease , is his life term short?

Depends: Congenital heart disease have had significant advances in technology of diagnosis and treatment. Especially with surgical treatments. So much so that there is now a specialty in cardiology kown as "adult congenital cardiology" dedicated to the care of adults born with congenital heart disease. To answer your question it depends on the details of the disease. Some may not affect life span,some will ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for an 80 year old woman diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis? She was diagnosed around a month ago and is now bed bound.

What is the life expectancy for an 80 year old woman diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis? She was diagnosed around a month ago and is now bed bound.

Prognosis: The combination of pulmonary fibrosis and being bed bound is not favorable. Exactly how that translates to life expectancy is unknown. The patient or her advocate should discuss her prognosis with her physician as the doctor will have the best answer for you. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a 76 year old man on dialysis?

What is the life expectancy of a 76 year old man on dialysis?

Depends: Without dialysis, this person will not able to live more than a month. If you have multiple medical problems, then the life expectancy is shorter but there is no way of telling how much time this person can live. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a friend who has MS and it looks to be agressive?

What is the life expectancy for a friend who has MS and it looks to be agressive?

Should be normal: I see you live in dallas. Get appointment with ms clinic at sw medical center, and hopefully your friend can get on a potent medication to control an aggressive course. Research supports normal lifespan outcomes in ms pts who have been treated consistently and with effective agents. Drugs like Avonex (interferon beta 1a) and Copaxone are unlikely to do the job. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of an 80 year old lady with hepatic encephalopathy?

What is the life expectancy of an 80 year old lady with hepatic encephalopathy?

Poor prognosis: Generally speaking hepatic encephalopathy occurs with advanced liver disease. Hepatic encephalopathy is associated with short survival in cirrhotic patients. Although these patients can be classified into several groups with a different prognosis, the survival probability in every group is lower than that currently expected after liver transplantation.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/10365817/. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a 17 year old with leukodystraphy?

What is the life expectancy of a 17 year old with leukodystraphy?

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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