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himabindus28, August 25,  2020  8:10pm EST

Low Ejection Fraction

I have got my heart echo result and see that I was mentioned with low EF of 40% and am a 33 yr old women with a baby of age 1.5 yr, I am feeling low today and hoping to get this fixed soon , i just am praying that this gets cured only with some medication and not any surgery, i am scared to death for surgeries that too on heart , all of my report came normal except the low ef %. Seeing a cardiologist sept 10th and fingers crossed till then. 

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  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, August 26,  2020  9:09am EST

    I am so sorry that you are having to manage this! We have come light years in treating Heart Failure. I can share the resources we have with you and encourage you to read through the words of support on the site. Please know that we are here to support you. Best Katie

  • RickinStlv
    RickinStlv, August 26,  2020  7:08pm EST

    I wish you nothing but the very best of luck ! Don't give up ! You have way too much to live for to give up.

    Take care

    Rick S.

  • JamesPL
    JamesPL, August 27,  2020  8:03pm EST

    An EF of 40% is low but far from being extreme. When you see your cardiologist, discuss with him/her about what exercises you can do. This is a good way to help raise it as it can strengthen the heart. Cardiac rehab offers a variety of exercises including weight training designed to get your heart in shape after an event. I know you're nervous about seeing the cardiologist but ask a lot of questions. It's important to get as educated as you can to help in treatment.

    I wish you well in your recovery efforts!


  • delores10
    delores10, August 31,  2020  5:57pm EST

    I also have an EF of 40% but I am 67 yrs old. I started researching and came across information about raising your EF. I also read that pregnancy can cause a Low EF but can be easily raised by diet, exercise and medicine. You are still young and it won't take you long to do it. Your physician will enlighten you on the situation. But as for me, I got to work a little harder. Hoping for the best for you!

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