I had a heart attack 4 years ago and had 3 stents placed in my arteries?

I had a heart attack 4 years ago and had 3 stents placed in my arteries. Since then my heart has been quite healthy and my ejection fraction is 54. About 2 years ago I had a TIA. Two weeks ago I had another stroke. I lost use of my right arm but it came back after a short time. I’ve read on the web that with this sort of history you are basically doomed and will have only a short time left to live. Is this correct? Please advise.

Age: 67
Male
Medications: Losartan Pottasium 100mg, Atorvastatin 20mg, Clopidogrel 75mg, Bupropion 300mg, 2 baby aspirins/day
General Information: As stated in my question: I had a heart attack 4 years ago and had 3 stents placed in my arteries. Since then my heart has been quite healthy and my ejection fraction is 54. About 2 years ago I had a TIA. Two weeks ago I had another stroke. I lost use of my right arm but it came back after a short time. I’ve read on the web that with this sort of history you are basically doomed and will have only a short time left to live. Is this correct? Please advise.

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Dr. Javez Ernesto
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In my opinion, this means you are more at risk – at high risk. Some statistics and studies indicate that after a transient ischemic attack – stroke – the survival rates at 8 years is about 50% less than the average population. At 67 years you may me slightly disadvantaged. So I think it is incorrect to say you have “a short time to live”. It all depends if you other attacks. You may have many, many more years to live.

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Hello. Your ejection fraction seems to be pretty good. And yes you can survive a stroke. So I would agree you can live many years longer. Hard to say exactly how long, if and when you will have another attack or if you develop heart complications. Regards