Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
134 Doctors are Online

I have terminal heart disease

i know it has something to do with the heart having problems. My mom wount tell me what it means and neither does my doctor or dad =(
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
Answers:  1 Views:  804
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
  User's Response
To have a terminal disease is that you will eventually die from the disease if you do not have any interventions/surgeries. Here's the thing though. I also have heart disease that is considered terminal although I plan on living a happy healthy life well into my 70s or 80s. I have had four heart surgeries and right now my doctors say I won't need another surgery until I am 40 (I am 19 right now). When I am 40 I will have another surgery, possibly a transplant and that could extend my life for about another 10 years and then I could either have more transplants or a mechanical heart. The thing is there are so many new surgeries and technologies that heart disease that could be termed terminal may not be terminal. I suggest you talk to your parents. I regret that you had to come ask people on yahoo answers for that type of information as I am sure it will be very scary for you to learn this way. If you need support there are two wonderful net communities. www.cchaforlife.orh (Canada) and (US) they will have even more people with these types of problems.
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor