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How does a heart that is working at 40% capacity affect an ...

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How does a heart that is working at 40% capacity affect an 85 year old male?
You are most likely referring to ejection fraction of 40% on echocardiogram. For a sedentary person with previous history of cardiovascular disease, 40% is not that bad. This is more than enough to sustain normal blood supply of all organs and is an adequate heart function.

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