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Ejection Fraction

On March 30th I had a heart attack.  On March 31st they placed 4 stents in my RCA and 1 stent in my LAD.  On June 24th restenosis ocurred and a 6th stent was placed in my circumflex along with rotor ablation in my RCA for a 99% blockage and a 90% blockage in my LAD.  On September 9th I underwent CABG x 4.  I have been informed that my ejection fraction is now 37.  What is the normal ejection fraction.  How is this going to affect my life from now on.  I do experience SOB once in a while.  I am taking 50mg of Atenolol.  They put me on 10mg of Zestril which helped my SOB but lowered my blood pressure to 84 over ? so they took me off the Zestril.
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Normal ejection fraction is about 65%. Your decreased ejection fraction will need to be treated with medications to try and strengthen your heart. Perhaps a lower dose of Zestril or a similar medication would have helped.
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