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 If a doctor restarts your heart, do you remember dying?
Just wondering....

 How soon can you expect an 70 year old to die with heart failure?
i can't wait till that b*otch dies... she was so rude to me and physically harmed me. she caused my infertility problems with pregnancy and caused me so much stress. my fiance's mother.......

 What should you do if your heart explodes?

 This 'problem' with my heart only seems to happen when I am relaxing?
My heart seems to 'miss a beat' or beats almost out of my cheast some times, but not when I am up and about.

It comes and goes but is frightening when it happens.

It ...

 Is blood pressure of 140/100 dangerously high?

 How do they know that smoking is bad for you? Where does the CDC get its info?
They keep on saying on the news that heart disease is the number one cause of death, and smoking is a major risk factor for any type of death. I decided to find out for myself why they say this, and I...

 Answer the blank: High blood pressure is more common and more severe in ________ people.?

 When I speak, I don't have enough breath to finish my sentence. Why? It's worrying me no end!?
I exercise an hour each day (brisk walk), mild hypertensive under medication, 130/95 blood pressure, 56+ years old. I do wake up sometimes from a dream (usually being chased or some frantic event) ...

 can crying too much lead to heart disease?
can crying too much harm your health? i've been crying like 2-4 times a week for months now, you know feeling lonely and i'm just emotional
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or is crying good ...

 if you needed a heart transplant ?
and were told by the doctors that it was nearly compatible to your own heart but it might be rejected would you accept it anyway if you knew with out taking it you would die?...

 HELP very worried about my blood pressure?
My blood pressure is a 100 systolic And im really tired and light headed (dizzy) could anyone tell me is this dangerous ive been to docs and he is writing to hospital Thank-...

 If a guy that was about to die in the electric chair had a heart attack should they save him?

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Jerry, thats correct. I just wanted to see how many people knew that tho ...

 is my blood pressure healthy?
i was just at duane reade and took my BP. the first number was 122 the second was 28 and my pulse was 68. is this good? I'm a 19 year old female
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you know, it ...

 Think I'll have a heart attack soon?
My mom had a heart attack at 42. She survived.. scary, though. I know we have heart disease on both sides of the family. What're my chances of a heart attack any time soon if I do not change ...

 Strong random pains in my heart?
Strong random pains in my heart?
I get random strong pain's in my chest (in my heart) from time to time. What could be the cause of this, is it something i should go to a doctor over?

 I'm having a heart attack, how long do I have till I die? And what should I do?

 Is It Normal To Feel Your Heart "Moving"?
I don't mean "beating"- I know what that feels like. I don't think it's "palpitations" either, although I could be wrong because I've never had those before, I ...

 tightness around my heart?
I'm five foot three inches tall and about four stone over weight, i've always carried a bit of weight.

Nothing has changed in my diet for the last two years and the only major ...

 my boyfriend has to get his aneurysm fixed tomorrow do you think hes going to be ok?

 Heart Pain?
I am almost 25 years old. I am a mother to an 8 month old. When she was about 2.5 months old I started noticing pain in my heart. It is when I am sitting still, watching TV, as I type this question ...

Serious inquiry into transplant surgery?
i just saw a documentary were a 70 year old man received the heart of a 16 year old boy and is doing well.
My question is: if heart failure is usually the first thing that causes death in old age, would the 70 year old man live longer then most people because the heart he received was so young?

not sure. Oprah winfrey don;t car enuff about herself to lose weight. also she doesnt think she is better then others but she does think she is smarter.
Maybe the old codger will fall in love again with his new younger heart.

Chantell B
Depends on his body.
But like they shouldn't give him the heart casue 70... He's old i mean come on they can give it to someone who's younger and really needs it.

I think his other organs would give out first.

no, not only the heart needs to be young..

thats really tough medican buisness your asking, but long story short, the body wears out and stops working after a while

No he wouldn't

that heart my last longer but he has lots of other old parts than can fail..

Not necessarily. If only his heart was the issue, then it could have a positive effect on him, perhaps increase his life expectancy. But usually by that age, the other ograns have been affected (liver, kidneys, lungs, brain etc.) With age, lifestyle, disease and illness most of us go through in a lifetime, most organs have a toll taken on them. In the case where every other part of the body is in great health, then the heart may contribute to a longer life. That's not counting the many things that could go wrong post-heart transplant.

If he was healthy enough for transplant then they likely thought he would make it at least 10 years. If all goes well early the transplant graft will usually last about 10 years or longer. It doesn't matter how old the donor was.

It's That Guy
There is an old saying that if you get a life-threatening disease and take good care of it, you will live longer than you would otherwise. A 70 year old man with a heart transplant is healthier in some ways than one without. He gets regular care, for instance, not just for his new heart but for the rest of his body. When you get to that age, that's important. So it's not the age of the heart, it's the general condition of the patient, and what kind of preventive care he gets.

A lot of people have diseases that destroy organs. Like diabetics destroy their kidneys. They can get a transplant, but if their diabetes remains out of control they'll kill the new one too. So it's possible a new heart will be destroyed as the old one was.

In any case he's already lived longer than he would have without the heart transplant! 8^)

Computer Says No..COUGH
Very good thought, and you're quite right, except the 70 year old man wouldn't live another 60 years or so, but he'd pass away at like 90.

nah... his other organs would probably have issues...

I dont think so...they still have a 70 year old body and something is bound to break down like lungs, liver kidneys. If this was the case every 70 year old would be in line for a 16 year olds heart.

It is Possible that he would live a bit longer.But He also could die from Altimzer or renal failer.So many other things could kill him.I do Hope he lives for many yrs in Good health.

I would say not, My father received a heart transplant at age 51 (also from a 16 yr old) and died at age 64. There are soooo many complications that come from transplants.

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