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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
EF: Depending on the cause of the abnormal heart function and the treatment, including the patient taking care of themselves, a normal life length could b ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
EF10%: 10% EF is severe,if properly managed is survivable. Diuresis ,is critical start w/ IV. Dietary adherence to very lo salt diet is essential as is m ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Heart failure: That sounds like a fairly severe situation, unfortunately. An ejection fraction of 10% is significant and very difficult to treat by even our most ag ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: You refer to an ejection fraction of 10%. With modern treatment it is possible to live ten years or more though each case is different and much shorte ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Zadeh
16 years experience Cardiology
Yes and No: The ejection fraction (ef) is low, but this is one measure of cardiac function. Patients with depressed efs are prone to increased complications in th ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Danny Korkmaz
22 years experience Cardiology
See your doc: A leaky valve and a weak heart muscle would not increase your risk of a heart attack unless they are severe. You should see your cardiologist to asses ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Leroy Fleischer
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Little chance: Heart valve problems do not improve on their own, chances are that she will need a valve repair or replacement procedure in the future if things ger w ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
48 years experience Cardiology
NO: Normal Ejection Fraction (if that is the number you are referring to) is higher than 55-60%. Pts with EF of 28% are in heart failure (compensated or ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
29 years experience Cardiology
See a cardiologist: The quantification of your EF as 25 or 30% may in point of fact actually be no difference if these measurements are based on visual inspection via ech ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
30 years experience Cardiology
See below: Your pacemaker is on demanand it paces your heart 80% of the time and the 20% of the time the heart is not paced.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
51 years experience Cardiology
Cardiomyopathy: If he was told his left ventricular ejection fraction is 20%, it means his heart's function is severely diminished. A normal ejection fraction i ... Read More
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