Heart Disease Expert Forum
low heart functioning
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding heart issues such as: Angina, Angioplasty, Arrhythmia, Bypass Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Defibrillator, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Pacemaker, PAD, Stenosis, Stress Tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

low heart functioning

my father of 62yrs has a problem of low heart functioning(EF 21%)heart size also enlarge and he is  asthema patient also.can he recovered his heart functioning up to 55% with medicine?
Related Discussions
1687176_tn?1321401609
There are medications that have been studied that have shown to improve mortality in patients with a low ejection fraction. These would include beta blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors), and aldosterone antagonists. If not done already, he should be seen/followed by a cardiologist who can make recommendations for some/all of these medications depending on what type of symptoms he has. Also, it would be important to know the cause of his low heart function to see if there are any available therapies that can be pursued.

Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Request an Appointment
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank