My father's LVEF is very low, as per latest echo it is about 25%. and it shows as left ventricle is dilated.
He also suffers from lung congestion and shortening of breath during sleep with snoring problem.
I had often seen him waking up in the middle of the night gasping for air and needing to sit up.
I had attached some of his latest reports for your pursual. Kindly guide me what can be further
done in this regard, It is difficult for us to go for expensive treatments such as ICD implant etc.
You do not mention it, but if should be some reason for his reduced EF (Heart attack perhaps). If you do not know, I suggest to ask in the next visit to the doctor.
Then I assume that for his apnea, he is using a cpap machine every night, This should prevent him to wake up for gasping. If not, then check with the pulmonary specialist Dr. He might need an increase in the pressure of the machine and perhaps apnea medication if he suffers central instead of obstructive apnea.
Then just try to follow my previous advise and be sure that in the medication there are diuretics included. I think he has some fluids in his lungs.
I suggest to weight him, naked, at the same time and circumstances, every day and be sure that does not increase weight 3 days in a row... this is symptom of accumulation of fluid.
If after a couple of week, his breathing has not improved, go back to doctor to see if he still has fluids in the lungs.
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