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Low heart pumping rate

My father is 81 years old. He has lost his weight and he had to admit to hospital. after 2D ECHO doctor said that he has low heart pumping rate 35%. He doesn't have diabetics, his blood pressure is also normal. some times he has short of breathing. so my question.
1. is any medicine can cure the problem?
2. is there any surgery that can help.
3. if the problem is not curable than can a person live his normal life with the help of medicines.
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Thanks for the questions:

QUOTE: "....doctor said that he has low heart pumping rate 35%"
>>>>What the doctor is referring to is the percentage of blood pumped with each heartbeat and referred to as the ejection fraction (EF).  Normal EF is 50 to 70%.

1. is any medicine can cure the problem?
>>>>The cause of a low EF is related to impaired heart wall movement (loss of some contractility strength). Depending on the underlying cause, there is medication that can successfully treat the underlying cause, also there is medication that can increase the heart strength to pump more blood with each heartbeat.  Cure is possible in the sense the heart wall movement (hyposinesis) disorder can be improved and depens on the underlying cause.  About 7 years ago, I had an enlarged heart (left ventricle) and EF anbelow 29%, the underlying cause was ischemic (coronary artery occlusion) improved with increased blood flow to the area of decreased blood flow.

2. is there any surgery that can help?.

>>>>>Sometimes, a stent implant to the coronary artery can increase helpful blood flow to an area deficit of blood supply, and if necessary a bypass of occluded vessels help....however, a bypass may put your father at high risk due to a low EF 35%.

3. if the problem is not curable than can a person live his normal life with the help of medicines.
>>>>>>Yes, your father can have a normal life with a low EF.  Flycaster and few other regular participants on this forum do well with a lower than normal EF.

Hope this helps, and if you have any further questions, you are welcome to respond.  Thanks for sharing your father's concerns.  Take care.
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