A 68-year-old male asked:
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2 yr back i had a stent taking drug for bp and cholesterol.my heart ef is 30 pc. i am 63,doing normal physical activities. how long i can carry on?

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Dr. Jeffrey Webber
31 years experience Cardiology
A long time!: No one knows for sure, but your prospects are certainly good! With today's medicstions, close monitoring of your heart disease, and healthy living (no smoking, eating right, exercise) you can live a happy life for many many years! Talk with your cardiologist about ongoing reassessment of your EF. If it remains depressed below 35% chronically then you may increase your chances with a defibrillator
Answered on Jul 10, 2014
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