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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Heart Failure Life Expectancy Calculator

I found two Heart Failure Life Expectancy Calculators online.(https://www.omnicalculator.com/.../heart-failure-life...). AND the Seattle Heart Failure Model (https://depts.washington.edu/shfm/app.php?width=1536&height=864).
I'm going to show these calculators to my heart doctor when I see him next in about five months. I'm interested in hearing his opinion as the calculated results seems so different. Doctors are reticent to give a patient with HF an estimate of their life expectancy. A calculator lets them off the hook, so to speak. 
If you go to the first link shown and scroll to the bottom of that page, you will fine an assortment of more cardiovascular system calculators.
And what were my results? Drum roll, please.
And the Seattle Heart Failure Model was a bit more optimistic.