The prognosis of patients with acute ischemic bowel is always poor because tissue death tends to occur frequently prior to a surgical operation, notes Healthline. A chronic ischemic bowel tends to reoccur if a patient fails to make healthy lifestyle changes.
Typically, the prognosis for a patient depends on the cause of the condition. If a patient does not receive medical treatment early enough, the condition can result in death, states MedlinePlus. Complications also occur after the surgery. Patients experiencing a large amount of tissue death usually face problems absorbing nutrients. This increases their dependence on intravenous nutrition. In some cases, patients may become critically ill with fever and bloodstream disease.