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Could someone with 25 percent heart function survive normally?

Could someone with 25 percent heart function survive normally?

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 be possible. ...Read more

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My angioplasty was year back after that my heart function was 30percent now it is reduced to 25 percent what should I do?

My angioplasty was year back after that my heart function was 30percent now it is reduced to 25 percent what should I do?

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 echocardiogram and with different readers (i.e. interreader variability). If the quantification is more objective by MRI, or MUGA, or SPECT, then more reliable. Either way, you ought to be on optimal medical therapy & rule out ischemia as a cause. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you live with a heart function of 10 percent.?

For what length of time can you live with a heart function of 10 percent.?

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 shorter survival is also possible. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could my grandmother's heart functionality be okay with 28 percent?

Please tell me, could my grandmother's heart functionality be okay with 28 percent?

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 the future including heart failure and death in general. She will need medicines to prevent these problems, and on a day-to-day basis many patients can live functional lives at 28%. This is a life adjustment, but not a death sentence. ...Read more

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What r the chances at age 47 with a leaky heart value. Heart at functioning at 45 percent. Of a herart attack.

What r the chances at age 47 with a leaky heart value. Heart at functioning at 45 percent. Of a herart attack.

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 assess your risk of having a heart attack (by taking your history and doing your exam, doing blood work and possibly a stress test...) but most of all find out the reason of your leaky valve and weak heart muscle at such an early age. ...Read more

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A friend who has a leaky heart value. It has been noted that their heart is only functioning at 45 percent. What r chances for improving.

A friend who has a leaky heart value. It has been noted that their heart is only functioning at 45 percent. What r chances for improving.

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 worse. ...Read more

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Doctors, can my grandmother's heart functionality be okay with 28 percent?

Doctors, can my grandmother's heart functionality be okay with 28 percent?

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 not) and symptoms depend on how well the heart failure is controlled. ...Read more

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My father is in hospital with ten percent heart function and fluid build up in legs and ankles (they are weeping). What can we expect?

My father is in hospital with ten percent heart function and fluid build up in legs and ankles (they are weeping). What can we expect?

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 medication compliance Individuals with low EF get defibrillators because they are at higher risk for fatal arrythmias. Check if has blockage as resolution of blockage with stent can improve function, as can unloading the excess fluid. F/u w/doc ...Read more

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What does it mean 80 percent use of heart pacer?

What does it mean 80 percent use of heart pacer?

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. ...Read more

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My dad's heart is only working at 20 percent what does this mean?

My dad's heart is only working at 20 percent what does this mean?

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 is 50% or greater. However, modern medications can help improve ones ejection fraction and, even in cases wherein the ejection fraction does not improve, ones symptoms can be improved dramatically with medical therapy. A cardiologist can often solve this. ...Read more

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My grandfather heart is working only 30 percent what precautions should we take for this?

My grandfather heart is working only 30 percent what precautions should we take for this?

Several....: Avoid strainuous activity. Cardiac rehab. Get him started with CoQ10...30-50mg twice a day. If smoker should quit, Take a baby ASA 81mg daily. Watch salt and fat in diet. His medications have to be reviewed and adjusted to this situation. He can still enjoy the activity of daily life including sex. ...Read more

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What does a heart failure mean with 30 percent working?

What does a heart failure mean with 30 percent working?

Heart disease: The ef is the ejection fraction or the percent of the volume of blood in the heart that is pumped with each beat. It is a measure of the ability of the heart to contract. It is normally 55 to 65 per cent. Abnormal hearts can have much lower ejection fractions. The lower the ef the weaker the heart. ...Read more

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I have a 35 percent injection right out of my heart since I had a heart attack is there anyway to rebuild that?

I have a 35 percent injection right out of my heart since I had a heart attack is there anyway to rebuild that?

Stabilize: The damage is done and you can live well and long with 35% ejection fraction (normal is 55-65)
you can prevent further damage by good choices:
stop smoking
regular exercize
aha diet
weight to ideal for height= bmi. ...Read more

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Left ventrecal only 40 percent after mild heart attack how bad do it mean my heart is can I live a normal life still?

Left ventrecal only 40 percent after mild heart attack how bad do it mean my heart is can I live a normal life still?

Normal life: yes!: 40% is a mildly impaired heart. It often improves over time as the areas of your heart on the margins of the heart attack zone recover. Medication helps avoid unwanted remodeling, keeps your stent patent, and lowers your risk of new heart attack. Join cardiac rehab, stop smoking completely, take your meds, adjust your diet, and you can live full and normal life! ...Read more

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My heart dr said my heart was funcation 50 percent now it 40 is there anything I can do to bring it to a healthy heart I don't smoke or use caffine?

My heart dr said my heart was funcation 50 percent now it 40 is there anything I can do to bring it to a healthy heart I don't smoke or use caffine?

Missing information: There has to be more to this story. Or the cause of your diminished heart function has to be determined. All answers to your question depend on the cause of your problems. ...Read more

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How much extra stress is really put on the heart of a patient whose heart is only working 10 percent when you going in for mandatory surgery?

How much extra stress is really put on the heart of a patient whose heart is only working 10 percent when you going in for mandatory surgery?

Surgery: I presume you refer to a 10% ejection fraction in a surgical patient. The risk depends on the kind of surgery, the patient's other problems and many factors. The surgical stress for minor surgery is less than a major vascular procedure for instance. ...Read more

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What is the percent rate of a 25 yr old to have a heart attack. I quit smoking 4 months ago after smoking for 9 years, and drink occasionally.

What is the percent rate of a 25 yr old to have a heart attack. I quit smoking 4 months ago after smoking for 9 years, and drink occasionally.

Cardiovascular risk: I would recommend you to get an annual physical exam and screening labs to calculate your cardiovascular risk based on your lab result. In general, it is not common for a 25 yo healthy individual to have a heart attack. ...Read more

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Congestive heart failure I was diagnosed with CHF and a 80 percent block of the right coronary artery my ejection fraction is up to 55-60 from 25-30 I still get tired and short of breath not getting answers from my doctor could that be from the block any

Congestive heart failure I was diagnosed with CHF and a 80 percent block of the right coronary artery my ejection fraction is up to 55-60 from 25-30 I still get tired and short of breath not getting answers from my doctor could that be from the block any

That: That is great news that your ejection fraction (ef) has improved that much, as that is directly correlated with your overall long term prognosis. You clearly are still symptomatic though. If you find that your shortness of breath continues, it is certainly possible that the stenosis in your right coronary artery is the culprit, although without knowing more information it is hard to say definitively. My best advice to you is to find a physician that will answer your questions and communicate with you so that you may understand your care. Heart disease is complex and involves the interplay of many factors, and an excellent relationship with your cardiologist can be the most important one. ...Read more

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My father is 79 years old as per his echo report heart is only 20 percent working and he is becoming week day by day?

My father is 79 years old as per his echo report heart is only 20 percent working and he is becoming week day by day?

Heart failure: The twenty percent refers to ejection fraction. This is the percent your heart contracts per beat. Normal should be 70 percent. I would suggest you have your father see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is it true what French paradox says on beer 1 a day but more decreases heart disease by 30 percent? Yes I aware more then 1 a day bad for you

Is it true what French paradox says on beer 1 a day but more decreases heart disease by 30 percent? Yes I aware more then 1 a day bad for you

My suggestion: Is avoid so called "folk" advice!! Nothing is bad in moderation and very moderate alcohol may be a "good thing" but if you are one of the unfortunates who are alcoholics one beer is" too much "and "never enough"

Hope this is helpful
"Cheers"
Dr Z ...Read more