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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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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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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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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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Gram is 71 diabetic, renal failure, dyalisis 3x week for past 7 years. Today her heart function is at 25% how long is the life expectancy, options?

Gram is 71 diabetic, renal failure, dyalisis 3x week for past 7 years. Today her heart function is at 25% how long is the life expectancy, options?

No easy answer: She has a number of considerable medical problems, but noone can predict life expectancy with any certainty. Emphasis should be on quality of life. "tight" blood sugar control is not indicated because of the risk of hypoglycemia and because she already has complications. Take care of her eyes so she can enjoy her family. Work with her cardiologist to maximize heart function. ...Read more

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My father is type 2 diabetic 6 yrs ago was diagnosed with blockage & had angioplasty. his heart is working 25% only how can he improve heart function?

My father is type 2 diabetic 6 yrs ago was diagnosed with blockage & had angioplasty. his heart is working 25% only how can he improve heart function?

Follow doctors : Your father definitely needs to follow the doctor's instructions very closely. He must follow a low carbohydrate diet or a diabetic diet along with a low salt and low-fat diets. I know this does not sound so exciting for him but these are key. The other aspect is to take the medications as prescribed and see the physicians every 2 to 3 months. He also would benefits entering a cardiopulmonary rehab program.his cholesterol level should be well-controlled with his bad cholesterol under 70 and his total cholesterol under 200 at least.some heart failure patients also require a defibrillator implantation. ...Read more

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