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What Is The Life Expectancy Of A Person With 20 Percent Pumping Function Of The Heart
Gram is 71 diabetic, renal failure, dyalisis 3x week for past 7 years. Today her heart function is at 25% how long is the life expectancy, options?
No easy answer: She has a number of considerable medical problems, but noone can predict life expectancy with any certainty. Emphasis should be on quality of life. "tight" blood sugar control is not indicated because of the risk of hypoglycemia and because she already has complications. Take care of her eyes so she can enjoy her family. Work with her cardiologist to maximize heart function.See 1 more doctor answer
Double pneumonia, coughing up blood, heart pumping at 5 percent and a clot or tumor on left ventricle of heart. How serious is this?
Very serious: Any one of those conditions by itself is a very serious issue. I hope whoever had all these is at least not suffering in pain.
Boyfriend is in congestive heart failure, heart functioning at 5%, pumping fluid off organs now, too weak to survive heart attack/stroke. Prognosis?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the type and severity of disease as well as the health and age of the patient.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: & if there has been heart muscle damage affecting heart performance. Many people with proper care & medication can enjoy a normal life expectancy. Get a good cardiologist to help maximize those chances.
ASD: The life expectancy for a patient with ASD depends on the degree of shunting. If it is a small ASD with minimal shunting, life expectancy can be normal. If it is a large ASD with a left to right shunt and pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure, life expectancy can be signficantly decreased.
Depends: Congenital heart disease can be very minor not warranting therapy or very severe and complex requiring multiple surgeries and procedures. Life expectancy will depend on which type of defect you have. Consult your pediatric cardiologist.
Depends on other con: If this person has no other medical problems, she can have normal life expectancy, for women 82 - 85.
What is the life expectancy of someone with 25% use of heart & 25% use of lungs with severe emphysema?
Not possible...: There are so many factors that contribute to life expectancy that it is not possible to predict life expectancy with this information. The best way to prolong your life as much as possible is to optimize your therapy, including smoking cessation, so see your doctors and follow treatment advice.See 1 more doctor answer
What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 5 kidney failure? Dialysis and transplant are not options because the heart is to weak.
What is the life expectancy for a 79 yr old male with colon caner/tumor in colon and spread to the liver? History heart bypass, kidney fail diabetic?
Sadly not long: This sounds like a bad situation. Talk to your doctor and make sure he gets good supportive care with the help of his doctor and specialists. It is always difficult to estimate a time. It may be a matter of weeks. Also get an opinion from someone who knows him. All the best and God bless.See 1 more doctor answer
Varaiable: The answer to this question depends on what the three defects are, the individual severity of each of those defects, the treatments that have been provided, and the relative success of those treatments. It is possible to have three defects and have a normal lifespan, or it is possible that lifespan could be severely affected.
Data: 1 year : 88.0% (males), 86.2% (females) 3 years: 79.3% (males), 77.2% (females) 5 years: 73.2% (males), 69.0% (females).
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