Hi, My father (59 yr old, Indian) had experienced breathing problems for more than 10 days and after the initial check-ups the doctor advised for an immediate hospitalization. He was found to have the heart with the Ejection Fraction of 25% and his heart rate was above 130 and now, after two days of treatment in the Intensive Care Unit, his heart rate has been brought down to 110. He also had symptoms of Myasthenia gravis, he could not open his eyes completely and have bad control over his eyelids. He is still in ICU. Is there a chance for him to come out of ICU and lead normal life with medicines and diet. Please someone reply me.
I don't know anything about Myasthenia gravis, but, I have had an EF of 15-20 percent for about 5 years. I also have had a pacemaker/defibulator installed and I follow a rigid diet, and do all of the excercise I can handle.
I'm doing fine, so I believe your father can have the same results with proper diet, excercise, diet and medication.
I agree with gmachris518, above. With proper medical care, medications and exercise and a proper diet he should improve. I would add that a positive attidude will also help a good deal. A Pacemaker/defribulator may or may not be needed dependent on how he responds to treatment.
I was diagnosed with CHF at age 62 with an EF of 18%, by following a diet and losing weight along with exercise and medications, my EF improved to 45% in about 18 months. I am now 74 and have a normal active life style.
thank you Rich... i feel great to post in this forum. it has given me a greater confidence and hope to take care of father.. One of a doc that i consulted said to my shock that my father couldn't last more than three years because of the low EF. .. but your life proved his statement is wrong.. i showed my father your message and he is feeling more confident.. thanks for sharing your information..
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