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Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
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I have been having chest pain- dull ache from my left to center of chest. I do have CHF and ejection fraction at 40%. What could be causing the ache?

I have been having chest pain- dull ache from my left to center of chest.  I do have CHF and ejection fraction at 40%.  What could be causing the ache?

See your doctor: You need work up to rule out coronary artery disease. You need ECG and stress test, I assume that ECHO has been already done, because you know that you EF is 40 %. Your lipid profile has to be checked as well. ...Read more

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Ejection Fraction (Definition)

It is a measurement of hearts efficiency.That is the proportion of blood that is pumped from the left ventricle with each heart beat normal ejection fraction is ...Read more


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What does an ejection fraction (ef) of 40% mean?

What does an ejection fraction (ef) of 40% mean?

Dysfunction: A normal ef is 50-55% or greater. An ef of 40% indicates that there is a mild degree of cardiac dysfunction. Medical therapy is very effective depending on the cause. Speak with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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My echocardiogram report says LVEF "reasonable to good" what does this mean Ejection fraction wise? 30% 40% 50% 60%?

My echocardiogram report says LVEF "reasonable to good" what does this mean Ejection fraction wise? 30% 40% 50% 60%?

Echocardiogram: "reasonable to good" is that reader's usage and you'd have to ask that reader to be sure what was meant. In my view 50-55% is reasonable to good. ...Read more

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Hepc, decomposed liver cirohsis, heart ejection fraction 40 %. Can new drug sofosbuvir still help in reducing the hep c infection?

Hepc, decomposed liver cirohsis, heart ejection fraction 40 %. Can new drug sofosbuvir still help in reducing the hep c infection?

It may but no: Guarantees. God bless u! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/hepatitis-c-alternative-treatments. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cm/.

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Dr. Camilla Graham
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74yr old patient . Mvr done 2006, ejection fraction 40%. Diagnosed with hep c and liver cirohsis, genotype 1, sgot 169 , sgpt 97. What i best treatment?

74yr old patient . Mvr done 2006, ejection fraction 40%. Diagnosed with hep c and liver cirohsis, genotype 1, sgot 169 , sgpt 97. What i best treatment?

Tough situation: Is your background asian? If so, it is likely you have a favorable genetic background that makes interferon work really well to eliminate hepatitis c. But it can be very hard to tolerate in older patients with heart issues. And it depends on how advanced the cirrhosis is. I would probably wait for sofosbuvir, although approval may take a while. Talk to your doc and follow the news in the us fda. ...Read more

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Dr. Tony Ho
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74yr old , heart ejection fraction 40%. Hep c n liver cirohsis. Enzyme level high! sgot is 169 n sgpt is 96. Albumin is 2.52. Pl advice?

74yr old , heart ejection fraction 40%. Hep c n liver cirohsis. Enzyme level high! sgot is 169 n sgpt is 96. Albumin is 2.52. Pl advice?

What is the problem?: The numbers given need to have a context for evaluation; what symptoms do you have? Are these new fluctuations in the numbers, or are they stable? ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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