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A 44-year-old member asked:

i got an enlarged heart about 4 months ago. now with heart failure. what should i be worried about and what should i be doing?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart failure: You should be under the care of a physician and if available in a heart failure program. Diet and appropriate exercise as well as multiple effective medications are part of the regimen. Sometimes technology is used or surgery if appropriate. You should be learning about your disease from your care team and what to be doing to help yourself.

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A 54-year-old female asked:

How can I reverse heart failure, an enlarged heart, and a leaky heart vavle. I have all the above. Can I do anything to reverse this ej is 30-35?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Very complicated: Depends on the cause- if the leaky valve is due to the low ejection fraction or if the low ejection fraction is due to the leaky valve. Both can result in enlarged heart/heart failure. Medications such as ace inhibitors and beta blockers can be very helpful. If due to blocked heart arteries, angioplasty may help. Bottom line is knowing what is the cause of the low ef- then you can best treat it.

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Last updated May 27, 2013

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