Pacemaker life expectancy

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pacemaker, other than you may suffer from a low heart rate, say under 40 at rest. If you need a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker I would bet that it will extend you <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy. I don't have a number, but do recall general population statistics that say most who are alive at age 66 will live into their 80s. Thus, taking steps to prevent heart failure and to improve you quality an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lifean> seems well worth the effort for someone at age 66.
I'm sure there is a normal <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy, and I don't have it. I am very surprised your doctor didn't give you this information... and the option an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> time to learn the answer.
I don't understand why your father doesn't want to replace the battery, I suppose a quality an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> decision. The battery <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy is probably + or - a couple an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> months if it is designed to run for years.. I assume that is the case. How the pacemaker stopping would affect your father depends on what his dependence is. If it is there just as a safegaurd against, then it becoming nonfunctional would not have any effect until the need next arrises. That's my guress.
Tetralogy an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> Fallot (Tan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan>) <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy... I've been searching for an hour and can't find a strait answer on the subject. I'm 32 years old with Tetralogy an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> Fallot (Tan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan>), I've had a two corrective surgeries and just found out another procedure is on the way. The first was to shore up the hole between ventricles and open the pulmonary valve (when I was two years old).
We just don't know anything about injection fractions and how significant it is to an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lifean> expectancy.
We are not doctors, and we do not know what your <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> the relationship between aFib and a pacemaker, but I can say as an aFib suffer that I have medical advice telling me that my <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan>ter the pacer is "active." are you paced 100% an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> 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 <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lifean> statement was in error 2) the battery is defective, but only in <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lifean> should be checked an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan>ten, at least every six months. all that said, I have no idea how they determine the battery an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lifean> left; One has to know the manufactured capacity and the drain current and how long the drain has existed to computer the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lifean> left.
Is there any research about pacemakers in older dogs and <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy? Would it perhaps be better to keep him comfortable and let him go naturally? appreciate any advice or thoughts to better formulate a stance on our family dogs last months to years with us.
My cardiologist suggeted that I just live with aFib as I tollerate it well and it isn't a serious limitation on my <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy, that in part due to the fact I am 69 and the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lifean> expectancy an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lifean> 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> the disease and one’s <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy varies greatly depending on the rapidity an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> progression an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> 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.
If your experience is like hers, you can expect a normal <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy--and most important, a normal <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>. I also taught special education, so I know your job and family requires a lot an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> you. The only real problem is having to be frisked every time she goes through airport security. You probably know you need to avoid the magnetic metal detectors. Best an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> luck to you--and most likely there is nothing to worry about.
It is my guess, I don't know, that any heart defect lowers one's <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy... 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> 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.
after 6 months an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> trying medicine if not better they will put in a defribullator/p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker. I am 49 years old. How long can I expect to live?
Could there be another blockage causing the heart to slow down? 8. What is the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> someone who requires a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker at the age an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> 51? I just had a stress test done in March an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> this year. I have one done every year. My family doctor has me on asprin daily and other medicines to control my cholesterol problem. None an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> the medications that he has perscribed slow down the heart. He has checked my prescriptions. any information you can give me will be helpful. Thanks.
Could there be another blockage causing the heart to slow down? 8. What is the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> someone who requires a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker at the age an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> 51? I just had a stress test done in March an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> this year. I have one done every year. My family doctor has me on asprin daily and other medicines to control my cholesterol problem. None an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> the medications that he has perscribed slow down the heart. He has checked my prescriptions. any information you can give me will be helpful.
Could there be another blockage causing the heart to slow down? 8. What is the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> someone who requires a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker at the age an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> 51? I just had a stress test done in March an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> this year. I have one done every year. My family doctor has me on asprin daily and other medicines to control my cholesterol problem. None an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> the medications that he has perscribed slow down the heart. He has checked my prescriptions. any information you can give me will be helpful. Thanks.
I really doubt your uncle will have two pacemakers inserted. However, it is very likely he is having a single pacemaker inserted with two leads which will be attached to his heart muscle.
I remember correctly about 40% an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> CHF patients die within a 5 year period. That doesn't take into consideration age, an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lifean> style, other health issues, family history, diet, take meds as directed, etc.
However if you do not have structural heart problems then there is no difference in an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lifean> expectancy compared to those who do not have a pacemaker.
Consequently he has had to wear a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker to regulate his heart beat. what is the <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> someone who will have to have multiple pacemakers over his an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lifean>time. I'm assuming they only last about 10 years. He is 32 years old and on his 2nd pacemaker He is in excellent shape. Watches what he eats, doesn't use tobacco and exercises regularly.
They upped his meds but said there is nothing else they can do and apparently told him that his <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy 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.
and talk about a pacemaker and if no increase in function maybe transplant list. I am too young to have this happen. anyone know about <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy, chances an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> function coming back?? any info will be helpful.
Heart failure certainly can't be classified as normal. Has he been under pran style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan>essional 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 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> 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 <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>life</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> expect<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy on this kind an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> surgery is not very long. She has sufferd so much in her an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lifean> and I think right now in this state an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> mind dying is probably some sort an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ofan> 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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