Critical aortic stenosis, TAVR denied by ins. Open heart not an option due to radiation damage, 3b nsclc. Tentative prognosis?
Sounds very serious. Your cardiologist should appeal to your insurance company. Your case is very unusual because of previous chest wall radiation. Prognosis without procedure depends on aortic valve area, pressure gradient, native myocardium, and a lot of other factors. You need to ask your cardiologist.
Longer on average. The decision whether to use surgery to treat aortic stenosis (as) is based on weighing the risk of the surgery against the risk of leaving the as alone. If it is severe, as can damage the heart and result in a shorter life expectancy. If the risk of surgery is lower than the risk of as, then on the average surgery should result in an improved life expectancy. Read more...