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How can I improve my ejection fraction

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Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 21 years experience
ABSOLUTELY YES!: But you have to be a little careful about the exercise intensities... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3221192/.

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
All of the above.: Medications and diet are key as well as limited exercise. You need an evaluation for the etiology of your cardiomyopathy and then targeted pharmacolog... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Back
Cardiology 7 years experience
Ejection fraction: Generally, normal EF would be 50-75%, Normal EF doesn’t vary between men and women or based on age. If your EF is in the normal range, you can’t do a... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Depend on : The actual heart condition of the person. If the person have a heart condition causing low ef a cardiac rehabilitation program with close follow up by... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
It might: An ejection fraction may improve with proper diet, exercise, and medication. But it also depends on the underlying cause.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Unusual: The lv ef is not usually improved by using cpap. However, rv function can improve if pulmonary pressures were elevated & improve with cpap. An echoc... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Standard Rx: You want to discuss your meds with your doc: ace/arb beta blockade diuretic spironolactone 25 digoxin probably not very useful avoid sodium sa... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
Normal: An ejection fraction of 55% is almost near normal.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Depends: Depends on whether the affected area is completely scarred or only lacking adequate blood supply. Scarred area cannot improve. Areas with poor blood f... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
EF: Ejection fraction is a measure of contractile function. It is related to the state of the muscle and the preload and afterload of the heart. When decr... Read More

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