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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

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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What is the life expectancy of someone born with congenital heart disease?

What is the life expectancy of someone born with congenital heart disease?

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. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the life expectancy for someone with asd heart disease?

Help please? What is the life expectancy for someone with asd heart disease?

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. ...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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If you show no signs of heart disease and have no family history can you live your whole life with premature ventricular contractions? Life expectancy?

PVC: In the absence of electrolyte abnormality, structural or functional heart disease these single events are considered benign occurences ...Read more

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Life expectancy of RA patients? I have studied that life gets reduced by 10 years and out of all deaths, half are due to heart diseases. How true is it?

Life expectancy of RA patients? I have studied that life gets reduced by 10 years and out of all deaths, half are due to heart diseases. How true is it?

Of course, a lot: Depends on at what age a person is diagnosed and how severe it is. Inflammation of blood vessels including coronary arteries is a known complication of RA and may shorten the life span. RA patients are also susceptible to infection, lung disease and maybe some cancers. One can not be precise about the years of shortened-life due to the disease severity and duration issues. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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Can rheumatic heart disease take the life of a person?

Can rheumatic heart disease take the life of a person?

Yes!: Rarely now because the acute disease rx is better, and heart surgery is better for this post-infectious immune arthritis. It can, but far less likely. ...Read more

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Have statins been proven to prolong life and lower risk of heart disease?

Have statins been proven to prolong life and lower risk of heart disease?

Time and time again!: Yes indeed! Many trials over the past 20+years have confirmed this. Look up HOPE trial on the internet for example and you will see how strongly these agents appear to benefit those at risk. ...Read more

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How can you stop from getting heart disease later in life?

How can you stop from getting heart disease later in life?

Prevent causes: The first line therapy for preventing heart disease is to make sure you stay away from the causes. Amonst these are cigarettes, fast food, obesity, diabetes, lack of exercise & anything else that can cause inflammation in your body. Eating a meditterean diet, losing weight & starting an exercise program is a great first step. Adding omega-3 fatty acids is one of the most important supplements. ...Read more

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Which is bigger factor for future heart disease--sedentary life or bad diet?

Which is bigger factor for future heart disease--sedentary life or bad diet?

Trick question.: They're of course both bad in regards to future risk of heart disease. It's not about choosing the lesser of two evils here - correct them both. ...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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How much will 1 hour excercise per day. Healthy weight and eating. No smoking. Light drinking reduce risk of heart disease through life? Male 22

How much will 1 hour excercise per day. Healthy weight and eating. No smoking. Light drinking reduce risk of heart disease through life? Male 22

Great benefit: There's no hard number, but you'll be at about 1/10 the risk of serious heart disease in middle age compared with peers who are slugs. Most important is establishing habits now, at your age. No matter what direction your life takes -- the time commitments of job & family -- I hope that staying fit will always be a priority. It's a great gift you can give yourself and the people you love. ...Read more

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Is PSVT considered Heart disease? Is it life threatening? I am being treated for it and take flecainide 100 MG Tabs twice a day.

Is PSVT considered Heart disease? Is it life threatening? I am being treated for it and take flecainide 100 MG Tabs twice a day.

PSVT: Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia is a rapid heart beating condition which is usually not life threatening. You list myocardial infarction as a condition. Has your Doctor given you this diagnosis? Have you discussed your conditions with your doctor? ...Read more

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I have severe anemia which could be causing my rare heart disease (IST). I have had severe anemia for 2 years or more. When is it life threatening?

I have severe anemia which could be causing my rare heart disease (IST). I have had severe anemia for 2 years or more. When is it life threatening?

Anemia.: Our bodies have mechanisms for oxygen delivery to compensate for progressive anemia. But it's been suggested that below a hemoglobin of 4 that these mechanisms break down. So a hemoglobin below 4 is generally not considered compatible with sustaining life. ...Read more

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Male 22. Don't smoke. Odd beer. Slim, eat healthy. 30mins exercise 7 days p/w. No immediate fam history. What's chance of heart disease in my life?

Male 22. Don't smoke. Odd beer. Slim, eat healthy. 30mins exercise 7 days p/w. No immediate fam history. What's chance of heart disease in my life?

Largely up to you: Keep this up, and if you develop hypertension and/or diabetes and/or show a familial tendency to hypercholesterolemia, manage them aggressively. Get the occasional checks for colon cancer while you're at it. Do this, and it's likely you'll have a long and healthy life and die of something other than coronary artery atherosclerosis. Good job so far. ...Read more

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Is a fibrinogen result of 11.2 nmol/l (reference values 5.3-10.3 nmol/l) worrisome for someone with heart disease?

Is a fibrinogen result of 11.2 nmol/l (reference values 5.3-10.3 nmol/l) worrisome for someone with heart disease?

Doubt it: Fibrinogen is a protein that is involved in clot formation. It is important to know why someone ordered fibrinogen levels in your case.
Things that can increase levels of Fibrinogen go from:
- Inflammatory process, fevers, recent flu for example
- Even Stress (Merry XMAS)
- Smoking

If you smoke (quit) if you smoke and are on OCP STOP.

Otherwise, healthy lifestyle will take care of it ;) ...Read more

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What are the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and lack of fitness on someone with heart disease?

What are the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and lack of fitness on someone with heart disease?

All bad.: A diet high in cholesterol and saturated fat and a lack of overall fitness or efforts at exercise is presumed to help progression or development of heart disease and the risk factors for such. ...Read more

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Can someone get a heart disease from smoking twice?

Can someone get a heart disease from smoking twice?

See below: Unlikely that this would contribute to plaque formation but nicotine may cause some arteriole spasm that may cause chest pain in certain predisposed people. ...Read more

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How much of a higher risk for heart disease does someone with Frank’s sign (or the beginnings of it) have as opposed to the rest of the population?

How much of a higher risk for heart disease does someone with Frank’s sign (or the beginnings of it) have as opposed to the rest of the population?

Controversial: Some say that the risk of cardiovascular disease for people with Frank's sign is not significantly elevated. There appears to be no association in people who have diabetes. For others, the risk may be increased from your baseline risk by up to 1.5 times. See this review of the studies for and against a risk:
https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3448193/ ...Read more

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Does milk increase risk of heart disease? I have heard conflicting studies, which some say the satfat in milk causes h.D, and others sayingno connection

Sadly there is: A lot of controversial opinions at the internet. A theory developed early 1960 -1980's linking milk homogenization and production of an enzyme call xanthine oxidase with an increase in coronary artery disease. Subsequent prospective epideomological studies have failed to showed that direct effect. In my opinion drink your milk but if you are worry change to soy milk. Exercise and eat healthy. ...Read more

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How can someone prevent heart infection or heart disease?

How can someone prevent heart infection or heart disease?

Tips & Tricks: Preventing Heart Infection
1) Don't use iv drugs
2) If you have valve replacements and are undergoing particular procedures you will need Abx prophylaxis

Preventing heart disease
1) Healthy lifestyle
2) Don't smoke
3) Exercise frequently, don't gain weight
4) Balanced diet ...Read more

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How does someone get coronary heart disease?

How does someone get coronary heart disease?

Risk Factors: Sometimes the cards are stacked against you, i.e. Genetic problems. Sometimes you stack the deck yourself: almost everyone will have some atherosclerosis if they live long enough but smoking, very bad diet, sedentary (ie. No exercise) lifestyle, lack of management of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, non-compliance with doctor exacerbates the risks and advances the disease faster. ...Read more

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How does someone or stop coronary heart disease?

How does someone or stop coronary heart disease?

CAD: Lower cholesterol to less tha 100, control blood pressure, stop smoking, exercise regularly, lose weight can give you the best chance but there are still no guarantees. ...Read more

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What can someone eat if he or she had coronary heart disease?

What can someone eat if he or she had coronary heart disease?

Anything... but...: You can eat anything, but in reality your best bet is to switch to a more healthful diet which is what I call "flexeterian" -- mostly plant based products (vegetables and fruits and only 100% whole grains) and avoidance of most animal products, dairy, etc. When you do eat meat, limit yourself to small portions of poultry or fish that is steamed or grilled. ...Read more

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How does someone prevent coronary heart disease?

How does someone prevent coronary heart disease?

Take charge: Control your risk factors:
blood pressure goal <130/80mmhg
ldl goal< 100mg/dl
daily aerobic exercise > 45 minutes
do not smoke
stay close to normal BMI of < 25kg/m2
if you are diabetic, keep good control with A1c goal < 7%. ...Read more