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What Is The Prognosis For People With Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
Typically not good: There are several causes of restrictive cardiomyopathy, so the prognosis is variable, but is typically limited due to progression of heart failure and potential for heart rhythm problems. Depending on the cause, there are certain medications and other therapies available. Some people may be able to pursue heart transplantation, depending on the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often, normal: The spectrum is vast. If diagnosis is based purely on genetic test (i.e. Screening), many people with the gene never develop any cardiac abnormality. If hypertrophy is present, one needs assessment by a cardiologist to determine future risk of serious rhythm problems, based on several measurable variables. It's common for people with this disorder to have completely normal lifespan. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Restrictive cardiomyopathy is caused by several different abnormalities, usually an infiltration of an abnormal chemical, such as iron in hemochromatosis, amyloid in amyloidosis, or sarcoidosis. Restrictive cardiomyopathy can also be caused by an abnormal thickening and stiffening of the pericardium which is the lining around the heart, the treatment of which is removing the pericardium. ...Read more
What is the life expectancy for people with ventricular tachycardia? How serious is ventricular tachycardia, and what kind of treatment is available?
Variable: Vt has a wide spectrum of severity. Some kinds cause no symptoms and are benign and others deteriorate rapidly to ventricular fibrillation and cause death. In the setting of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (your other question), VT is more serious and may require placement of an icd. Icds have been shown to greatly improve prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leukodystroph course: Mld is a severe disease that gets worse over time. Eventually people lose all muscle and mental function. Life span varies depending on what age the condition started, but the disease course usually runs 3 - 20 or more years. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002185/. ...Read more
Discuss with Doctor: Pulmonary sarcoidosis stage 3 is a descriptive term of the x-ray of your lungs-they have bilateral pulmonary infiltrates. This may indicate chronic or progressive disease or both. You should also have pulmonary function tests to evaluate your lung function. You should discuss all of this in light of your clinical history and course with your doctor. This discussion witll give you a prognosis. ...Read more
Depends: On the severity. In mild cases patients usually do reasonably well. See a cardiologist. ...Read more
Good: Initial severity and cause - dictates long term outcome. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the type and severity of disease as well as the health and age of the patient. ...Read more
What is the life expectancy for someone with stage 5 kidney failure? Dialysis and transplant are not options because the heart is to weak.
Cardiomyopathy: Although it is difficult to put a time line on this condition, these patients eventually will need cardiac transplant and accordingly they should be referred to a transplant center so that they can placed on transplant list. Occasionally, cardiomyopathy may be part of another disease such as muscular dystrophy in which case the life expectancy is more likely related to that underlying disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very few: Assuming that you're talking about restrictive instead of constrictive pericarditis, the problem is usually deposition of material into the heart itself. Since this material cannot usually be removed, the treatment is often aimed at the symptoms unless the heart itself is replaced with transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not very good: Without knowing more details it is hard to say but the life expectancy without treatment is likely 6 months to a year. ...Read more
Depends: Hodgkin lymphoma is a highly curable cancer. Severe CHF might limit some of the chemotherapy options, but even in the unusual circumstance that no chemotherapy could be given, cures can still be achieved with radiotherapy alone. Life expectancy for untreated disease depends on a number of factors but is likely to be only about 12 months on average with some doing better and some worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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