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What symptoms would someone with very low ejection fracture number(12%) show? Possible they can seem healthy & do normal activities until heart fails?

What symptoms would someone with very low ejection fracture number(12%) show? Possible they can seem healthy & do normal activities until heart fails?

Many: People with a 12% ejection fraction (ef) are considered to be in severe heart failure. The symptoms of heart failure are shortness of breath, fatigue, swelling of the lower extremities, fluid build up in the abdomen (ascitis), chest discomfort, occasionally cough, weight gain due to fluid retention, decreased urinary output, intolerance of physical activity etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Normal abd sono, hida scan with ejection fracture of 46% lots of middle back pain, sick after greasy or fried good, would this qualify for lab chole?

Normal abd sono, hida scan with ejection fracture of 46% lots of middle back pain, sick after greasy or fried good, would this qualify for lab chole?

May be: If this has been going on for a long time and all medical treatment failed, it think it is consideration, . I had many patientswith this same senario and i did lap chole, some path reports came normal but the patient was symptom free. Other path reports came with cholosterosis, or tiny stones. ...Read more

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What causes poor ejection fracture numbers? Can it be successfully treated &/or cured, or will numbers decrease until person dies? How long life avg.?

What causes poor ejection fracture numbers? Can it be successfully treated &/or cured, or will numbers decrease until person dies? How long life avg.?

Heart failure: Normal ejection fraction of the heart is considered >55%. Heart disease, of which coronary artery disease, hypertension, and valvular disease and less frequently myocarditis and cardiomyopathies are considered the major causes of heart failure that may result in poor ejection fraction. Whether it is restorable or not depends on the nature and severity of the disease and its reversibility. ...Read more

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Just had hida scan, age 25, ejection fracture of 46%, can't eat fried / greasy food with out getting sick. What do you suggest?

Just had hida scan, age 25, ejection fracture of 46%, can't eat fried / greasy food with out getting sick. What do you suggest?

Abn HIDA: Have you had an abdominal ultrasound to look for sludge or gallstones? If so, and negative, then given the above ef, you would just have to follow a low fat diet and see how your symptoms are. ...Read more

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Heart cath showed 52% left ven. Ejection fracture, while echo two weeks later showed 12%.  what could cause difference?  muga scan is scheduled soon. 

Heart cath showed 52% left ven. Ejection fracture, while echo two weeks later showed 12%.  what could cause difference?  muga scan is scheduled soon. 

Technical error?: Echocardiograms are not too accurate at times. Orher possibility is that you had a temporal condition of the heart but most likely is a technical error. Cardiac cath is more accurate and muga scan will confirm it. ...Read more

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If not treated, can severe sleep apnea damage heart enough to cause significant drop in left ventricle ejection fracture? In 1 yr from over 50% to 12%

If not treated, can severe sleep apnea damage heart enough to cause significant drop in left ventricle ejection fracture? In 1 yr from over 50% to 12%

Possibly but...: Severe sleep apnea typically leads to raised pressure in the pulmonary artery which in turn causes increase in pressure in the right ventricle. When talking about ejection fraction, it is usually referred to the left ventricle that is responsible for blood distribution. Right heart failure may lead to left heart (ventricle) failure. Also, sa may contribute to hypertension that may cause ef decline. ...Read more

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Fractured my foot about 8 months ago and it started throbbing again after I smacked my other foot yesterday. Normal? I'm assuming they're not related

Fractured my foot about 8 months ago and it started throbbing again after I smacked my other foot yesterday. Normal? I'm assuming they're not related

Foot pain: "Sympathy" pain. Unless you had recent trauma to that leg/foot - NOT related. You may have sprained it after hobbling around from the recent opposite foot injury but otherwise did no harm. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a tri malleor fractured to not heal after 16 months?

Is it normal for a tri malleor fractured to not heal after 16 months?

NO.,No.,n.O.,no.: Without going into the myriad of reasons why a tri malleolar might not heal after 16 months, the answer is: no it is not normal. At minimum there should be some signs of healing. I suggest that a new set of eyes to offer a professional opinion. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could my wrist ever be normal after being fractured?

Thoughts? Could my wrist ever be normal after being fractured?

Can be, if fx was --: Relatively simple one, without needing any procedures, except splinting/casting for up to 6-8 weeks, and once healed + pt & that should result in a normal wrist. Complicated fx needing appropriate treatment including surgery can also result in a normal or near-normal wrist by experienced hands. ...Read more

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Is it normal to itch where my ankle is fractured?

Is it normal to itch where my ankle is fractured?

Probably: Especially if you were in a cast. Itching, without any skin rash, is normal and will go away. If the skin is broken or you have a rash, go back to your doctor and show him or her. ...Read more

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I fractured my back 3 montsh ago and right where the fracture is burns pretty badly. Is this normal?

No: Burning can mean unhealed structures, inflammation or nerve pain. Many fractures of the spine also involve soft tissue injury, disc and nerve injury. After 3 months, it's time to follow-up with your doc to get more answers. Possible MRI for further diagnosis or other treatments should be considered. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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It's been 4 weeks since fractured sternum, is it normal for it to still hurt especially when i sneeze?

It's been 4 weeks since fractured sternum, is it normal for it to still hurt especially when i sneeze?

Yes, very much so.: The fx takes at least 8-10 weeks to heal completely, in majority of cases. So give it time. When coughing or sneezing, apply pressure on the sternum with your hand(s) or use a cushion/pillow and hug it by placing it on the broken part. Continue with nsaids. Good luck. ...Read more

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I fell on my tailbone about four months ago. No fracture. Is it normal for it to still be very painful?

Inflammation...: You could be experiencing inflammation in that area after you experienced this injury. This could happen and you might need to take anti-inflammatory medication and possible physical therapy if symptoms have been present for so long. If you have been treated then you might need further testing to check what is going on that is still so painful despite of treatment. F/u with your doctor on this. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more