Pacemaker surgery survival rate

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224799_tn?1339359440 Hi there, So sorry to hear about you facing OHS a 4th time. I've had two (an aortic valve repair at 19 and an aortic valve replacement/aneurysm repair eight years ago at 42) and don't even want to think about a third. Like you, the surgeon had a terrible time with me during the second surgery because of scar tissue. His report states that I am high risk for a redo. So I never, ever want to hear the word surgery again...unless it's preceded by the word plastic.
Avatar_n_tn I heard survival rate is lower the older you are. What is the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>survival</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> at 66? I'd like to avoid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> right now for just a while longer to feel better about the kidney cancer before I make a decision on the thyroid. I wouldn't be telling the truth if I said I wasn't scared, because I am. I've got my seatbelt fastened and ready to do what I have to do, just don't know which to do first. I thank anyone that cares enough to read this comment and reply.
Avatar_n_tn Recently, it was found that I have an aortic root aneurysm that they will be monitoring and eventually performing another open-heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> to repair. My question is - due to my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pacemaker</span>, blood thinners, history of previous OHS/valve replacement, what is the recovery time from a second OHS specifically in relation to an aortic root aneurysm repair? How long would I be off work and what is the survival (or mortality) rate?
Avatar_n_tn I have an artificial Mitral Valve, Long QT Syndrom, Congestive Heart Failure, Tricuspid Valve Stenosis, Atrialfibulation with an AV Node Ablasion and Tursuads and last Pulmonary Hypertension.. The Constrictive Pericarditus is from Infection of the Pericardium I got after my first heart surgery. My Cardiologist has had my pacemaker reset in hopes it will help me get around and breath properly. So far I have been told 3 times they will operate on the CP.
Avatar_m_tn if you were to have a cardiac arrest your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>survival</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> is over 99% successful with the protection of an ICD. Con-side: if you were to have a cardiac arrest outside of a hosptial your survival rate is around 5% without the protection of an ICD. As effective as ICDs are they come with some risks such as infection after implant, device or lead malfunctions leading to further surgery, anxiety of being shocked, not being able to drive after a shock and some physical limitations.
306245_tn?1244388567 so they decided that since her breast and throat cancer was gone the nest best thing was to remove her lung. they said she had a 99% <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>survival</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> with this. she made it through the surgery and just after they closed her up, her other lung filled with fluid and her right side of hte heart shut down casing 2 heart attacks. they waited until her twin arrive to say good bye. Polly gave a good fight for all of those years. and she lived everyday as if it was her last. she was only 58.
Avatar_n_tn She fell down on the cement and cracked her skull. She needed emergency brain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> and almost did not survive. She received a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pacemaker</span> (Medtronic brand) and lived another 12 years. Your EF is low. Normal is 55 to 60. Your cardiologist knows what is best for you. Sometimes a person does feel fine and has no symptoms, but that doesn't mean that everything is okay. I have heard people say that their EF went up after they received a defibrillator.
Avatar_f_tn The simplest surgery to perform would be a Senning, where the blood flow from the upper chambers is channeled towards the opposite pumping chamber. This <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> has a high <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> of success at many ages, and allows the child to become "pink", but the RV remains the main pumping chamber. There are late onset complications with this operation such as need for pacemaker or medications for rhythm problems, or heart failure.
Avatar_m_tn Like septal myectomy (open heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>), alcohol ablation has not been shown to improve <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>survival</span> due to the lack of randomized controlled trials and a suitable control population. However, septal myectomy does result in both short-term and long-term significant decreases in the Left ventricle output tract (LVOT) gradient as well as a significant improvement in New York Heart Association classification.
Avatar_n_tn Recently, it was found that I have an aortic root aneurysm that they will be monitoring and eventually performing another open-heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> to repair. My question is - due to my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pacemaker</span>, blood thinners, history of previous OHS/valve replacement, what is the recovery time from a second OHS specifically in relation to an aneurysm repair? How long would I be off work and what is the survival (or mortality) rate?
Avatar_n_tn Can anyone give me an idea on the prognosis of an 80 yr old person with severe aortic stenosis? My father has been going to the V.A. hosp. and has been told his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>survival</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> would be less than 95% if he undergoes the valve replacememt surgery. He is also being evaluated by a heart specialist group that my mom has been seeing (she has a pacemaker) he now believes that the VA is not correct. He has not had the full range of tests at the heart group yet and he seems to be so sick.
Avatar_m_tn For some insight on the statistics, there are a number of factors that influence life expectancy ( the population and not the individual) after heart transplant including age, patient compliance, immunological match of donor to recipient and the year in which you were transplanted. However, according to American Heart Association, as of June 5, 2009, the one-year <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>survival</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> was 88% for males and 77.2% percent for females; the three-year survival rate was about 79.
Avatar_n_tn [resting] After getting off the hormone's, my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> went to normal. The pharmacist told me the hormone's do increase your heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span>. Also...about your Diabetes. Exercise is excellent to keep your sugar level down to where it should be and of course to get weight down. I take [Metformin] 3 x a day, but Cinnamon I have added to my diet [capsule]. It's good for not only controlling your cholesterol, but for blood sugar also. I take 2 in the morning and 2 at night w/my meal.
Avatar_f_tn Hi, we haven't communicated for a while. Nice to see you're still so active and function well. Recently I received an email that stated, "I am facing a total AV node Ablation soon. Then I will be totally dependent on the pacemaker. I read somewhere that the survival rate after that is 22 years." Did your doctor warn you before your av node ablated? My cardio didn't tell me or warn me. They put a tattoo on my heart and designed the picture which they liked.
Avatar_n_tn and have the same <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>survival</span> as a person with breast cancer. But how, out of high anxiety, racing heart from thyroid treatment to relief from it with complete inertia both bringing various forms of despair and anxiety, can I be focused enough for a "food plan" or "exercise". I am dizzy and thirsty, weak and inert. Would eliminating premarin (a female hormone contrary to thyroid hormone (?)) or desyrel (trazodone) help me tolerate the Synthroid?
Avatar_n_tn I do not know how quickly this means, but that her quality of life will be down hill from here. If she has tha <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>, he is saying that there is a 1 in 5 chance of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>survival</span> because of this mammary factor. He also is saying that she has congeative heart failure because she has swelling of her ankles, and has put on about 5 pounds. I have not talked with her doctor personally yet, but plan on doing so.
187666_tn?1331176945 My Dad is in end stage heart failure, has an ICD/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pacemaker</span> that's been keeping him going for awhile now. At his last doctor visit there was some talk about turning it off. My Mom wasn't in the room and didn't hear the reasons for that. She asked me if I knew why they would consider it. I haven't a clue. He's got hospice care and is DNR now. If his ICD fires off, well, that's good if it helps.
Avatar_f_tn When your sinus tachycardia is caused by your sinus node and they can't do abulation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> for you and you can't take the medications because of raynauds syndrome..what other options do you have? I have been having these spells for 3 years now. It leaves me exhausted. I would love to get back to normal. I can't even sweep with a broom without it sending me into a spell with my heart rate racing to up to 180 bpm. I'm only 41.
Avatar_m_tn Well I'm very blessed to still be here today. After my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> the Dr's told my mother and my family to be prepared for the worst that his professional opinion was I most likely would not make it through the night. My mom loves to tell me this story.. how she told that Dr. that was just unacceptable and that he did all he could do and that i was in God's hands and he will do the rest and she was not going to tell her daughter goodbye, as he suggested.
Avatar_f_tn On the other hand, acid reflux can contribute to the nuisence of PVC's and PAC's. I have a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pacemaker</span> to control my A-Fib. Drugs like Previcid need to be taken Exactly as directed to be effective. I'd suggest looking at the drug company directions and follow directions exactly as suggested, and take them in a disciplined manner. if you don't take them as directed, they will make expensive urine. See if that helps.
Avatar_n_tn I ended up at the ER recently with a-fib and had to be put on a Cardizem drip to convert my heart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> which was 160-180. They had given me 3 doses of the other meds that usually stopped the SVT, but had no effect. The Cardizem controlled it in about a half hour or so. The Dr. said SVT and a-fib is like having 2 different cows from the same country. He put me on Toprol XL 25mg (I only weigh 105 lbs.) to see how I reacted to it.
Avatar_f_tn I just had another ep study at the University of Utah on Sept.28. I had one back in Jan. of this year also and both times they could not induce my nsvt or my svt. I was wondering how can they really say that the nsvt is not life threating if they cannot induce it, dont they need to be able to see whats going on to say that? I tried meds in Jan. and it made the nsvt worse with three low doses of toprol xl.
670314_tn?1247879373 There is balance provided to rule out some patients where the chances of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>survival</span> or success are slim and where the operation would not be likely to provide a reasonable benefit. For example: you would not want to use a scarce donor organ for a candidate who had a terminal disease with a short life expectancy that would not be improved by the transplant. Here is a link to UNOS site. In the section on policies they show the criteria for listing and receiving donor organs.
Avatar_n_tn She experienced chest pain and went to hosptal where they detected aortic dissection and performed emergency surgery with 20% <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>survival</span> chance. Within 24hrs of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> her heart stopped due to internal bleeding. after 15 min they could get it started and brain lacked oxygen during that period. All EEG, CT scan reports say no activity in the brain and shows severe brain damage patches.
Avatar_f_tn Why are you considering removing it? I don't know what your chances of survival are, but I can't imagine they would be any better without the ICD. Good luck figuring it out!
Avatar_m_tn I will soon undergo <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> for a ICD, however I'm NOT sure if I'm making the right choice. 5 years ago I had 3 stents implanted and at the same time my was diagnosed withCardiomyopathy. My EF at the time was 18%. 3 months latter went back to the hospital for Breaky Therapy and another stent. I now have 4 stents in my heart. NOW.....Oct 2007 I want to have some elective surgery and went to my Cardiologist to get clearence. He wanted me to have a Stress test to see how I'm doing. WELL..
Avatar_f_tn My SIL just broke her ankle in 3 places and had a major <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> and stayed in the hospital a couple days. I'm sure all her bills will probably come out to be around $20K and her insurance hadn't kicked in yet where we work.
Avatar_n_tn has been used for over 70 years to actually help correct palps/arrhythmia's and is even given to heart attack victims to improve <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>survival</span> rates. It is also a standard procedure in stopping or correcting atrial fibrillation, torsade de pointes and severe refractory ventricular fibrillation and has been proven to correct post surgery etopics by 70%. Best wishes!
Avatar_f_tn Mine has been clocked at 220 beats per minute after one of those pauses. My doctor told me not to worry. I did get the fast <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>rate</span> caught on tape and it was PAT (a form of svt I think) My doctor said that the pause felt longer because of the timing of the early beat...then because it was a longer pause, it had time to switch pathways..thus the PAT.
Avatar_n_tn i live in a little village in south west england, i'm like a celebrity in my village gp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>, 'the only man to exisit under 50 with thyroid issues' :) i think men tend to grin and bear it (or moan thier poor wives ears off) and never get around to getting checked out.