Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
183 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Provide the time duration of survival for an elderly person on dialysis

My 89 year old father just had a triple bypass and valve replacement. He lost kidney function after the surgery. They are now wanting him to go to a long term acute center, I m guessing because his heart rate registers low in the upper 40 s to mid 50 s. how long can I expect him to last on dialysis
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
Report Abuse
Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

Probably he may be suffering from low hear rate with hypotension which may lead to decreased perfusion of the kidney lead to renal failure.

So he may need pacemaker implantation along with dialysis if it is chronic kidney disease. If it is acute kidney injury it may recover slowly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
I find this answer helpful
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]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Recent questions on Cardiac surgery


Provide the time duration of survival for an elderly person on dialysis

Hi, Probably he may be suffering from low hear rate with hypotension which may lead to decreased perfusion of the kidney lead to renal failure. So he may need pacemaker implantation along with dialysis if it is chronic kidney disease. If it is acute kidney injury it may recover slowly. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.