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Ejection Fraction

I am 47 years old.  I recenty had a stress test that showed my LV ejection fraction was 41%.

I don't have any symptoms and have no history of heart issues.  My stress test time was 18:01 with a peak HR of 169 and peak BP of 240/72.  

I have been training for and competing in triathlons for the past two years and ran a marathon last month.  I enjoy the exercise and the physical conditioning.

I have recently started taking Lisinopril.

Based on the above information do you see any risk in high level training (swim, bike, run and weights)?
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Hi there.  Only your doctor can advise on risk, but typically if you are as symptom-free as you are and your EF is stable, exercise is encouraged.  Lisinopril is a great medication and should help improve or at least stabilize your EF.  Ask your doctor about your exercise specifics though, I think it is important to discuss this with someone familiar with your condition.
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I'm curious why you had a stress test, giving that you state you have no symptoms and no history of heart issues?  I'm just nosy!  I would get a cardiologist and ask them about your training regime.
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