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what does it mean that only 25% of your heart is working

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Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  4ren6 replied 10 years ago.
Are you sure that they may not have said that you have a 25 percent blockage that is not working.
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to 4ren6's Post: the doctor said 25% of his heart working and he have a leaking vile
Expert:  4ren6 replied 10 years ago.
Let me find you a MD to further assist on this for you. They will be better able to give help.
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to 4ren6's Post: the doctor said he had 35% working 6 mos ago now he have 25% of is heart workin and leak in his vile in his heat
Expert:  Doctor Nash replied 10 years ago.
Let's see if I can help you.

Are you willing to answer some medical and personal questions about him?

  • Do you know what study was done to make the measurement? Was it an echocardiogram? An isotope scan?
  • What was going on that led his doctors to do the study?
  • Did he ever have rheumatic fever, especially as a child?
  • Has he ever had a heart attack?
  • Has he had congestive heart failure? Severe shortness of breath? Swelling of his feet?
  • How many pillows does he sleep on at night?
  • Have your doctors useed the term "left ventricular ejection fraction" or just "ejection fraction?"
  • What medications does he take?
  • Is he diabetic?
Answer these questions and we will work from there.

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