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A 47-year-old female asked:

I have had three stress test 79 in aug to 53%. now one doc says poss lung diseases and lung doc says no going for a 4th echo on heart what go it mean?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Ejection : The heart contractility is usually 55- 65% never 100% . You have several things going on. There are good lung tests. No smoking weight control control your thyroid cardiac rehab to get in monitored cardiac "shape" are some choices. Acid reflux and aspiration can hurt lungs also. Echo testing is noninvasive and can be done repetitively.

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Last updated Nov 14, 2013

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