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Widowmaker Stent Life Expectancy
Life expectancy of a 59-year-old male, type 1 diabetic after receiving a right coronary artery stent, while having the other side of heart scarred.?
Difficult to sat: Risk assessment over 5 years as described is well validated. Predicting lifespan is challenging. Aggressive management of risk factors in close coordination with your doctors and specialists is crucial. ...Read more
You won't find it: There is no fixed "life expectancy with stents". It depends entirely on the extent of disease, amount of permanent damage if any, location of the lesion (s), and most importantly, correction of the underlying process that caused the atherosclerotic process in the first place. It's like asking, "what is the life expectancy after applying a band-aid? ". ...Read more
M/59 yrs old/t1 diabetic. 5 stents in rca w/ controlled mi. 2mm d in lda; no stents. Scarring & severe damage to apex. Life expectancy? Suggestions?
Seek expert care: It sounds as if you have provided many details but not enough to establish a prognosis. Much more info is required such as family history, height, weight, diet, exercise tolerance, co-morbid conditions, etc. This decision is best made by a specialist with a detailed knowledge of more detailed info. ...Read more
My dad is 60 he had a heart attack involving 3 coronary arteries with a total of 9 blockages. He had stents put in. Any ideas on his life expectancy?
Good prognosis: If his left ventricular function is normal and if he follows the instructions of his doctors (no smoking, statin, dual anti-platelet therapy, blood pressure control, good diet, exercise), he can live a normal life expectancy and pass on at home in his sleep at a very advanced age. ...Read more
Mother, 66, had gangrene/ partial foot amputation, is not diabetic, had 3 stents in her legs due to poor circulation & heavy smoker. Life expectancy?
Statistically...: Unfortunately, these effects you describe don't just have an effect on the feet and legs. The effect vital organs are effected as well. 5 years has been reported as an expected life span after an amputation, but this is just an average. It could be more or less depending on many other lifestyle factors. ...Read more
Active and healthy: By keeping yourself healthy, eating a diet with fruits & vegetables, limiting red meat, exercising & not smoking, you can reduce the chances of becoming diabetic or hypertensive. These things decrease your chances of stroke, heart attack & certain cancers. Avoiding drugs and excessive alcohol also keeps you healthier. By doing these things, you should be healthier, and hopefully live longer ...Read more
Variable: It is important to understand that the brain may dictate bodily function. If lisencephaly is part of miller-dieker syndrome death may occur before age 2, but sometimes infants may live longer. Remember if the patient cannot feed themselves and is bed-ridden-they are prone to pneumonia, infection-which may lead to an earlier death. Also important are other associated congenital abnormalities. ...Read more
The average life expectancy for an american is about 78, but that is just a statistic.
You control some factors that help determine your personal life expectancy- smoking, obesity and inactivity will shorten your life span, while eating more fruits/vegetables, watching your weight and increasing your physical activity will lengthen your life span and hopefully add to your quality of life too. ...Read more
Can be normal: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more
According to: SSA. Gov, average life expectancy for a male born today is 83 years, for a female 87 years. There is an interactive calculator on the site to estimate life expectancy based on age. ...Read more
No data about this: Life expectancy is generally reduced but there is no data available to tell us how much it is reduced. It depends on the complications of the disease, especially if there are cardiac problems. ...Read more
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 more
Depends: It depends on the body system that is involved. If it is limited to the eyes and mouth, then the life expectancy should be normal, with uveitis and apthous stomatitis as chronic illnesses. However, if there is heart or lung involvement, with aneurysmal dilation of vessels within these vital structures, a person could end up in early heart or respiratory failure, shortening the life expectancy. ...Read more
Age illnesses matter:
Using medicare data for dialysis patients life expectancy...
20yo male on dialysis 15.3years average
40yo male on dialysis 8.4 years average
60yo male on dialysis 4.6 years average
80yo male on dialysis 2.3 years average
females typically live longer than males. Illnesses and the reason for starting dialysis matter too. Transplant if patient qualifies offers greatest survival. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes, see below.: According to a study just published in value health (2013 jan-feb, issue #16, pages 140-7), quality-adjusted life expectancy (qale) may be reduced as much as 12 yrs for stroke, 10 yrs for heart disease, 7 yrs for asthma, 6 yrs hypertension, 11 yrs for diabetes. Qale is not actual life years but life years adjusted for quality, ie 0.5 yr of perfect health = 1 yr of being bed-ridden (0.5 value). ...Read more
Chronic bronchitis: Life expectancy would depend upon the cause, severity and adequacy of management of chronic bronchitis and its affects on the pulmonary function of the person affected. Although sure that all factors taken into consideration would reduce the overall live-expectancy over those without this condition, each individual is different. We all die of something. ...Read more
Depends on control: If you ask an actuarialist they will likely say it is decreased compared to normal, but they are looking at populations of people, many of whom do not take care of themselves. If you maintain good diabetes control (hba1c <7%), avoid hypoglycemia, have good BP control, diet, and exercise, there is every reason to believe your life expectancy is the same as a non-diabetic. ...Read more
Many variables: This is a complicated question as your bmi and your current/future medical co- morbidities all play into the overall picture. We do know that patients are less likely to reach their expected lifespan and have higher complication rates from even the most simple surgeries. ...Read more
Do u know how severe a curve you have? And if it is affecting you in other ways? What other health issues do you have?
Those that will decide if it is going to effect your life expectancy or not.
Good luck. ...Read more
Normal: These women appear no different from any other and have no special problems. ...Read more
Metabolic Syndrome: Obesity is associated with the metabolic syndrome: Insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, reduced hdl-cholesterol levels, elevated triglycerides, and hypertension. It promotes disease in the vessels of the brain, neck, heart, aorta, kidneys, pelvic & stomach organs, and legs. Sleep apnea and arthritis are other problems related to obesity. Together, these conditions affect longevity. ...Read more
It depends: On whether the individual has underlying diseases that might make the infection worse or affect mortality as well. ...Read more
Depends: Hiv, when untreated, becomes aids after approximately 10-12 years. Patients not treated used to die within a few years after that. Today, strong medications exist that can effectively treat HIV so that it does not progress into aids. The medications also can often restore normal immune function to someone who has aids. So, if you have HIV or aids, see a doctor who is an HIV specialist. ...Read more