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Low Ejection Fraction Treatment
If you have had a heart attack and now you have low ejection fraction what can be done to improve?
Depends: Depends on whether the affected area is completely scarred or only lacking adequate blood supply. Scarred area cannot improve. Areas with poor blood flow may recover and improve with stenting or bypass surgery. Usually imaging and/or angiography helps determine the best treatment option. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
Ur hida scan abnormal, wit a low ejection fraction and reproduction of symptoms with the cck injection. I prefer an answer from someone n nuclear rx.
Usually diseased gb: Usually low gb ejection with cck and reproducing symptoms with cck are suggestive of gall bladder disease. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
What treatment/comfort is available for end stage chf? Having trouble breathing; has to stand most of time to breathe. 13% ejection
fraction from recent heart attack due to collapsed stent. . .History of coronary artery
disease since 1990
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