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Congestive heart failure, B-type peptide results of 800, what is the life expectancy ?

My 88 year old grandmother is in active congestive heart failure . Her B-type peptide blood test results went from 300 last week to 800 this week. Extreme difficulty breathing and fatigure. Her liver tests remain stable as do her kidney tests. She has been moved from hospital to skilled nursing facility. On average, understanding each patient is different, what is the life expectation for a patient at this stage? At an 800 level peptide, is it days? weeks? months?
Asked On : Sun, 8 Apr 2012
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hi, your grandmother has moderate to severe degree of heart failure as revealed by her symptoms as well as her BNP levels. There is no 'set' time limit put on her life. there is no real way to answer your question. if she is taken good care, she can have years left. take care.
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