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Resting HR 120-160 found in notes I also have Left ventricular ejection fraction 52% been passing out a lot should I be worried/is this the cause?

Unfortunately yes: You could be having a dangerous heart rhythm, leading to the passing out. The ejection fraction of 52% is still within the normal range; however, you are tachycardic at baseline, and the fast heart rate may overestimate your true ejection fraction as well as lead to heart damage. If you pass out again, I recommend calling 911, otherwise, see cardiologist ASAP. ...Read more

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What does the low ejection fraction mean? Diagnosis

What does the low ejection fraction mean? Diagnosis

Poor heart function!: Ejection fraction is a measure of the pumping ability of the heart, and a low ef refers to suboptimal pumping ability in a diseased or damaged heart. The lower the number, the worse the heart function or capability. Several cardiac or pulmonary diagnoses can have low ef; talk to your physician or cardiologist for specific information about your heart and its condition. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with low ejection fraction; also costochondritis. Have pain right side chest- serious? Comes & goes ; short bursts. Related?

Diagnosed with low ejection fraction; also costochondritis. Have pain right side chest- serious? Comes & goes ; short bursts. Related?

Concern: At 24 low ejection fraction is a serious concern need additional work up, is not from costo-chondritis, speak to your family doctor to refer you to a cardiologist soon. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with low ejection fraction; also costochondritis. Have pain right side chest- serious? Comes & goes ; short bursts. Related??

Diagnosed with low ejection fraction; also costochondritis. Have pain right side chest- serious? Comes & goes ; short bursts. Related??

Chest pain: Chest pain can be from heart disease, inflamation of the lining of the lungs (pleurisy) caused by infection (pneumonia, etc). Pain may also originate from the joints between the breast-bone and ribs. Indigestion, gall-bladder disease, stomach ulcers and acid reflux into the food pipe may cause chest pain also. Breast pain may be related to hormone changes or fibrocystic breast disease. ...Read more

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I just found out I have chf. What does it mean to have low ejection fraction?

Heart pumping poorly: A low ejection fraction means that the heart, particularly the left ventricle is pumping out only a small portion of the the blood that goes into it. Usually an ejection fraction of >70% is considered normal, while less than 70% means some degree of low ejection fraction, which will affect your exercise capacity proportionatelly. ...Read more

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Your hida scan is abnormal, with a low ejection fraction and reproduction of symptoms with the cck injection. What does this mean in layman's terms?

Gallbladder not work: That mean your gallbladder is not working as good as it suppose to be
if you have symptoms of gallbladder colic consider medical treatment first if it did not work based on your symptoms make sure you do not have other upper digestive problems like ulcer or reflux or irritable bowel syndrome
your last solution should be surgery do not jump to surgery too fast your doctor will advise you. ...Read more

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If you have had a heart attack and now you have low ejection fraction what can be done to improve?

If you have had a heart attack and now you have low ejection fraction what can be done to improve?

It depends: On whether there is scarring or ischemia - or as is most common, a little of both. Ischemic areas do not get enough blood flow, but anything that improves that can improve cardiac function.

This can be done with meds, and / or interventions.

Your doc can be a big help. ...Read more

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Have low ejection fraction. Have pick line in my arm witth a constant drip of milrinone. How long should I stay on the drip? When should I get lvad

Have low ejection fraction. Have pick line in my arm witth a constant drip of milrinone. How long should I stay on the drip? When should I get lvad

Ask your doctor: Your cardiologist who is managing this very complicated condition is the one who should advise you about this. I'm assuming you are in the hospital if you are on a drip with a picc line. Please have a conference with your cardiologist, good luck. ...Read more

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Can biliary dyskinesia GB recover to normal after stopping meds that cause low ejection fraction? How long would it take to recover b4 new HIDA scan?

Can biliary dyskinesia GB recover to normal after stopping meds that cause low ejection fraction? How long would it take to recover b4 new HIDA scan?

Not likely: You almost certainly have mechanical obstruction of the GB, even though this may be only due to thickened bile, sludge, or gravel, and may be intermittent. Medications or supplements have virtually no influence on this process. Low fat diet can lessen the severity of symptoms by lessening GB contractions.

See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a low ejection fraction (48%) always indicative of heart problems? My stroke volume is low too. All my wall sizes and chamber sizes are normal.

Is a low ejection fraction (48%) always indicative of heart problems? My stroke volume is low too. All my wall sizes and chamber sizes are normal.

EF, SV: These numbers have little meaning without knowing the patient's other data as well as where these numbers came from. The values if obtained from a good lab by a valid technique suggest that something may be wrong with the heart and a reason for the low values be sought. ...Read more

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Are pacemakers advisable for those with duchenne muscular dystrophy and a low ejection fraction?

Are pacemakers advisable for those with duchenne muscular dystrophy and a low ejection fraction?

Wrong Device: In select patients with muscular dystrophy, we usually advise defibrillators when the heart becomes sick enough. Dr. William groh is a national specialist in this and recently published a review of such issues in the journal "heart rhythm." he is, however, located in indianapolis. If the ef is <= 35%, a defibrillator is almost always advised. Your specific situation should be reviewed. ...Read more

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What can be done for colon cancer spread to liver when patient has low ejection fraction heart?

What can be done for colon cancer spread to liver when patient has low ejection fraction heart?

Difficult: Sorry. It sounds like a difficult situation. Options may be chemotherapy, intra-arterial chemotherapy injected onto the liver, radiofrequency ablation performed in radiology, etc. Depends on size & location of tumor in the liver. Need to coordinate carefully with the treating physians, oncologist & cardiologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Prognosis of dilated cardiomyopathy with ejection fraction of 17 to 18 %?

Prognosis of dilated cardiomyopathy with ejection fraction of 17 to 18 %?

Not so good: Prognosis depends on multiple factors, not just ejection fraction. Age, severity of symptoms, and especially cause of cardiomyopathy. Cardiac function may improve in some with treatment. Severely symptomatic heart failure carries a worse prognosis. Best would be to discuss this with a heart failure specialist. ...Read more

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Dad 92, just went on hospice with CHF and third stage renal failure, ejection fraction of 35-40what is prognosis?

Dad 92, just went on hospice with CHF and third stage renal failure, ejection fraction of 35-40what is prognosis?

Hard to say: It sounds like your father is dealing with a lot of serious illnesses, and as people get older, everything can get more complicated. To qualify for hospice, typically death is expected within 6 months, and most families find hospice a very rewarding and dignified way to care for family members at the end of life. ...Read more

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Will the ejection fraction be low because of a sludge gallbladder?

Will the ejection fraction be low because of a sludge gallbladder?

No-2 Diff. Diseases: "sludge" is a common finding in the gb during pregnancy, rapid wt loss, or fasting; it usually has no clinical consequence, although some people clearly progress to gallstone formation. "biliary dyskinesia" is a condition where the gallbladder does not empty well, leading to pain that simulates a gb attack; this is diagnosed by a cck-hida scan. Most people w/biliary dyskinesia do not have sludge. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the left ventricular systolic is low normal and ejection fraction is at 53%?

Normal EF is >55%: Low normal is 50-55%. This into itself doesn't mean much unless the lv is dilated or wall motion abnormalities exist suggesting old myocardial infarction. ...Read more

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How low does your gallbladder ejection fraction rate need to be before surgery can be done?

How low does your gallbladder ejection fraction rate need to be before surgery can be done?

Less than 35%: By convention most adult nuclear labs use above 35% as normal values. However these values are usually in conjunction with symptoms, biliary colic, that are consistent. There are individuals who can have normal gbef that have disease. These patients have biliary dyskinesia, a motility disorder, of gb. Some believe in hyperkinetic gb ejection fraction over 75% associated with symptoms. ...Read more

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Would low cardiac output show up on an echo? I seem to have the symptoms but echo was fine. Cannot find ejection fraction listed, though.

Would low cardiac output show up on an echo? I seem to have the symptoms but echo was fine. Cannot find ejection fraction listed, though.

Cardiac output: If the echo was "fine" then one assumes a normal ejection fraction; there is no generally accepted echo technique to estimate low cardiac output ;with a structurally normal heart it is highly unlikely in absence of other comorbidity to sustain a low CO stete ...Read more

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Does ejection fraction vary in a healthy heart? Was told my EF was "normal and stable" but in the written reports it's anywhere from 53-67 over 6 months. How is low-normal to 67 stable?

Does ejection fraction vary in a healthy heart? Was told my EF was "normal and stable" but in the written reports it's anywhere from 53-67 over 6 months. How is low-normal to 67 stable?

EF: Ejection fraction varies with the loading conditions of the heart. It also varies by the method used to measure it. As long as its consistently in the normal range, no particular concern. It will almost never be reproducibly the same number in the same person. ...Read more

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Ejection fraction of gb very low. Diet stripped down to lean meats, fruits, vegs. Reflux in throat that is constant yet varies in intensity. Related?

Ejection fraction of gb very low. Diet stripped down to lean meats, fruits, vegs. Reflux in throat that is constant yet varies in intensity. Related?

Maybe...: Healthtap is full of answers regarding gerd's causes, variations, and approaches for prevention. There is a phenomenon known as "biliary dyspepsia." if no relief from prevacid, (lansoprazole) please consider your doctor's advice regarding management of your sick gallbladder. ...Read more

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Summary of my resent echogram; 1-Low normal left ventricular function. Ejection fraction is est.52% 2-Mild left atrial enlargement. 3-Mild to moderate aortic valve regurgition. 4-Moderate aortic valve stenosis. 5-Mild tricuspid valve regurgitation. 6-Mode

Summary of my resent echogram; 1-Low normal left ventricular function. Ejection fraction is est.52% 2-Mild left atrial enlargement. 3-Mild to moderate aortic valve regurgition. 4-Moderate aortic valve stenosis. 5-Mild tricuspid valve regurgitation. 6-Mode

Need cardiologist!: There are a number of concerning findings on your echocardiogram. The left ventricular function (how strong your pump is) is just a little low; I'm not that concerned about that. The valves, especially aortic, are the biggest problem: to have both aortic regurgitation (back flow across the valve) and narrowing (stenosis) is very concerning. Follow up soon with your cardiologist. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Does exercise improve ejection fraction?

Does exercise improve ejection fraction?

ABSOLUTELY YES!: But you have to be a little careful about the exercise intensities...

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3221192/. ...Read more

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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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What is a normal ejection fraction for gallbladder?

What is a normal ejection fraction for gallbladder?

HIDA scan EF>35%: Most radiologists state a normal gallbladder ejection fraction (ef) on a hida scan as 35% or above. A low ejection fraction can be due to gallbladder dyskinesia, chronic cholecystitis (infection), and rarely cancer. A good answer for 'hida scan results' =http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hida-scan/my00320/dsection & from the an original journal article =radiology.Rsna. Org/content/226/2/593.1.Full. ...Read more

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Is an ejection fraction of 94% bad for a gall blader?

Is an ejection fraction of 94% bad for a gall blader?

Nope: A normal ejection fraction for a gall bladder is anything over 35 per cent. If you still had pain during the test for the ejection fraction, you may still have a dysfunctional gall bladder, because it is not suppose to hurt when the gall bladder squeezes (or ejects) the bile out into the duct. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a very high ejection fraction bad?

No, only low one: Why did you have your EF checked in the first place? ...Read more

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What is the range of the ejection fraction of the gallbladder?

Al least 50%: It should be at least 50%. More important, however, is if the injection of cck at the time of the study replicates your pain. If so, cholecystectomy may be in order. ...Read more

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