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What percentage is good heart function?

What percentage is good heart function?

Normal is 65%: A way of defining heart function is the ejection fraction (ef). This is the percentage of blood pumped out of the heart with a heart beat. So if full heart had 100ml of blood then it it pumped out 65ml that would be ef 65%. Good can be hard to define. Many people can function fine with an ef down to 35-40% and medical management. If it gets below 25% then we would define that as heart failure. ...Read more

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I have one papvr and nothing else. Can this lead to right heart failure? My rv is, mildly enlarged, but the function, and flow is normal. Lv normal.help

I have one papvr and nothing else. Can this lead to right heart failure? My rv is, mildly enlarged, but the function, and flow is normal. Lv normal.help

PAPVR: In adulthood, no symptoms & no additional abnormalities do not require treatment. The amt of physiologic abn in turn determine severity of symptoms. Ur likelihood of developing PHTN/RH failure is dependent on degree of the shunt - >1.5-2.0. Generally if the RV is dilated that is indicative of increased RH volume and a shunt >1.5. What studies were performed? ...Read more

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Would one papvr with no other abnormalities in the heart lead to right heart failure? My rv enlarged but normal function and, pressure. Lv normal too.

Would one papvr with no other abnormalities in the heart lead to right heart failure? My rv enlarged but normal function and, pressure. Lv normal too.

It is possible: You have elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. Though your RV function is normal it is enlarged. You may want to find out why you pulmonary vascular resistance is elevated. Do you have have a condition that is increasing your pulmonary blood flow? Are you having silent pulmonary embolism that is decreasing the size of your pulmonary vascular bed? Both conditions can raise your pulmonary vascular ...Read more

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Should i worry about my heart at age 28? Normal ekgs( just shows fast heartrate), normal echo shows normal function, stress test good, blood work good?

Should i worry about my heart at age 28? Normal ekgs( just shows fast heartrate), normal echo shows normal function, stress test good, blood work good?

Exercise ; eat well: Sounds like your heart is in good shape from your tests. Prevention is always the best. Exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet (low fat, low cholesterol) to prevent any heart problems in the future. Some people have heart attacks at an early age. Genetics, poor diet, and lack of exercise often play a role. ...Read more

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Do I have any reason to worry about sca/or heart attack at age 28? Normal ekgs, normal echo shows normal function, normal stress test and blood work?!

Do I have any reason to worry about sca/or heart attack at age 28? Normal ekgs, normal echo shows normal function, normal stress test and blood work?!

Heart attack prevent: You are too young to have a heart attack unless drugs are involved (meth) or significant family history of premature cardiovascular disease. You're on oxycodone. Chronic pain can cause palpitations. Exercise will strengthen your health. Stay out of trouble. You shud be fine. Your chest pain and cough may be due to undiagnosed asthma or just plain anxiety. Check with your doctor. Test your lungs. ...Read more

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4d imaging &echo during week 32 of pregnancy showed normal heart function;can a 4 month baby still have chance to be diagnosed w atrial septal defect?

4d imaging &echo during week 32 of pregnancy showed normal heart function;can a 4 month baby still have chance to be diagnosed w atrial septal defect?

Yes: An atrial septal defect (ASD) is almost never diagnosed prenatally, since an atrial opening (pfo) is normal at that time. Most of the time i diagnose an ASD it is after the baby has gone home from the hospital. A murmur is often not heard initially, developing only later. Fortunately early diagnosis is not critical, since intervention is usually not needed for several years. ...Read more

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