Estimating life expectancy in heart failure patients depends upon a numbe
r of factors including age, weight, degree of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>limitations</span>
/ exercise intolerance, ejection fraction, the cause of heart disease, blood pressure, and medications and response to medications. Other medical problems such as kidney disease and diabe
tes are also important along with be
ing a smoker or drinking alcohol.