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Have CHF, minimuim rate of heart functioning. Stress test done. What is the life expectancy rate?

Father is 80 with CHF and only 20 percent of heart working. They said 6 months to a year Can it be longer.? He still gets around on his own, drive, shop etc? went to hospital because fluid was building up They said he is a strong guy and did fairly well on stress test. They did not want to do valve replacement because they said he was high risk and had heart disease and valve wont change things
Asked On : Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Dear friend, welcome to HCM.

A longer life is possible for some cases of CHF if they meet criteria for advanced treatments.

It will need a great detail of his problem , all reports, symptoms, signs to be evaluated.

If you can upload it/ send an email to me, I can see if any good help can be made.

Since he seems to be active, can think of some more modalities if possible and finances adequate.

I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.

Good Luck !

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Thank you.

Answered: Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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