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What Is The Prognosis For Heart Failure Patient?

My mother is in the hospital for liver failure. She just had a blood transfusion. Its been going on for some time. She has been loosing control of her bowels for about 3 weeks maybe longer. She also has heart failure and now she cant breathe. she looks worse every day. How long does she have to live?

Mon, 14 Mar 2016
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Hi, I understand your concern and the health of the your mother is really quite disturbing. The clinical situation you report heart failure is secondary severity of liver failure. When these failures manifest death can occur within hours or a few days, rarely reaching weeks.

The case of your mother could need an urgent liver transplant, but it is necessary to evaluate the clinical status of your mother supports this surgical procedure, becouse of the very high risk of death during and after this surgery. Depending on the degree of heart failure, could also be necessary to a heart transplant or use of artificial heart associated with liver transplantation.

I'm sorry for not bringing good news, but wish the health condition of your mother stabilizes. I hope I answered your question and I am available for new ones.

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What Is The Prognosis For Heart Failure Patient?

Hi, I understand your concern and the health of the your mother is really quite disturbing. The clinical situation you report heart failure is secondary severity of liver failure. When these failures manifest death can occur within hours or a few days, rarely reaching weeks. The case of your mother could need an urgent liver transplant, but it is necessary to evaluate the clinical status of your mother supports this surgical procedure, becouse of the very high risk of death during and after this surgery. Depending on the degree of heart failure, could also be necessary to a heart transplant or use of artificial heart associated with liver transplantation. I m sorry for not bringing good news, but wish the health condition of your mother stabilizes. I hope I answered your question and I am available for new ones.