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EF (Teich) 0.518 FS 26.7% Heart Failure
Hi Brainy people:  

1.     what does the EF (Teich) 0.518 and FS 26.7% means.  I would expect there is a formula to
        calculate this, but I am not sure which one and how.  Help would be appreciated.

2.      Another echo showed FS of 22%

3.      How can one echo show left ventricular dysfunction, hypokinesia of the septal wall and etc..
         and EF and FS as in no. 1 as well as BNP of 333, but a second echo 8 weeks later shows all
         the same info except that there is no longer left ventricular dysfunction but still a high BNP of
         333.  Does this means that I do not at the moment have HF but why a high BNP?  

4.      Should I have another echo?

Thanks for your response.  
Kooky
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Your heart could be healing from a mild cardiomyopathy, if the dysfunction has improved significantly over the past 8 weeks.  It is possible, more possible if it was pregnancy-related or detected very early and treatment was started.  Should you have another echo?  YES.  Your BNP indicates that your LV is stressed out, and an elevated BNP typically indicates dysfunction.  Keep a close eye on this.
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an elvated BNP means heart failure....................what meds are you on??
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