I'm sure there is a normal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>expectancy, and I don't have it. I am very surprised your doctor didn't give you this information... and the option of replacing the battery before it run-downs too low to operate the PM.
Even though I don't have the number, I think the time is years, not days. So, you should have plenty of time to learn the answer.
We are not doctors, and we do not know what your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>expectancy might be. Your doctors must prioritize your care, and treating problems with the heart will be a priority. When your cardiac situation is stable, they will try to help with your other concerns.
You say that you have hep c. Do you have antibodies to hep c, or do you have live virus in your bloodstream?
Not sure of the relationship between AFib and a pacemaker, but I can say as an AFib suffer that I have medical advice telling me that my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>expectancy isn't significantly affected by my continuous AFib heart rhythm. The only risk is for an AFib caused blood clot and a subsequent stroke, and if I keep my coagulation INR between 2 and 3 that risk is very small.
If I remember correctly, I think it depends on how ofter the pacer is "active." Are you paced 100% of the time? My dad had a pacemaker put in in 1999 and it was replaced with a Bi-V pacemaker/ICD in 2006. It hadn't worn out, but his EF was low and the unit is considered safer for people with a compromised EF. Hope the procedure goes well and you have renewed energy with your new pacer!
Her insurance or medicaid will not pay for the pacemaker. I have heard that the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>expectancy for a stomach removal is not very long. My friend is like a mother to me and she is way to young to die! There is not alot of time left before her surgery and I am trying to find out what I can do to help her. There has got to be some way to get this pacemaker less expensive or another dr. If there is anyone that is reading this that has any advice please help me!!! I don't know what else to do.
1) the longer life statement was in error
2) the battery is defective, but only in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>expectancy
3) the battery is defective or the is some unplanned drain on the battery
If the battery problem is not detected, I think the battery life should be checked often, at least every six months.
All that said, I have no idea how they determine the battery life left; One has to know the manufactured capacity and the drain current and how long the drain has existed to computer the life left.
My cardiologist suggeted that I just live with AFib as I tollerate it well and it isn't a serious limitation on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>expectancy, that in part due to the fact I am 69 and the life expectancy of someone 69 isn't much more than 15 years in any case.
I continue to try to get back into sinus rhythm, but I can have a reasonable/active quality of life and have AFib, and that may be where I end up given my last poor experience with an electrocardioversion.
a process, generally not very responsive to therapy. The course of the disease and one’s <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>expectancy varies greatly depending on the rapidity of progression of the fibrosis and the response or non-response to therapy. The long-term survival is not good, with only a 20% to 30% survival 5 years after the time of diagnosis.
You can go to the National Jewish Health website for more information on this disease: http://www.nationaljewish.org/healthinfo/conditions/ild/index.aspx.
It is my guess, I don't know, that any heart defect lowers one's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>expectancy... but maybe not by much. I believe I had heart valve defects from an early age, perhaps born with the condition, and while I required surgery a couple of years back I have made it to 71 so far... expect to make a bit longer. Heart problems impact our lives, but they should be dealt with in an educated and optimistic way.
They upped his meds but said there is nothing else they can do and apparently told him that his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>expectancy is in his 40's...can that be possible? He's 23 now. is there nothing else they can do, pacemaker, transplant? Getting worried and quite confused, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Heart failure certainly can't be classified as normal. Has he been under professional heart management over the years? I doubt whether he suffered much damage if any from the attack in 1984, that's nearly 30 years ago and I think heart failure would have begun years ago from that. What you need to establish is the cause of the heart failure. Have there been more blockages in the arteries that haven't been treated? was there as infection involved?
I have heard the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>life</span>expectancy on this kind of surgery is not very long. She has sufferd so much in her life and I think right now in this state of mind dying is probably some sort of relief to her. I personaly think she is way to young to die and I am trying to find some way to help her! If anyone has any advice for me please let me know. There is not much time left and there has got to be something that can be done! I am at my wits end and have no clue where to start!
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