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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...

What would the life expectancy of someone with congenital heart disease be?

Need more info. Thank you for the question. Congenital heart disease encompasses an enormous variety of lesions. Many of those lesions are compatible with average/normal life expectancy while many others are not. Knowledge of you specific diagnosis, and its severity, are required to give an estimated answer to your question. Read more...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Yes. Yes, and the mechanism is not simply from a reduction of cholesterol, but also due to statins' anti-inflammatory properties. Multiple foods and medications with anti-inflammatory properties help lower ones risk of cardiovascular disease. Read more...
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...
STATINS. You are right. Statins may slow human aging by protetecting against DNA (Telomere) shorting by Telomerase activation and promote healthy aging free of age-related diseases like heart disease,diabetes and cancer. Statins, compared to placebo significantly reduced the risk of heart attack by 39.4%,and stroke by 23.8%. Hope this will answer your question. Read more...