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Severe LVD & Breathing problem

Doctors have updated that my father heart is dysfunction and facing a problem of Severe LVD along with breathing problem and his heart function lies between 20% to 30%. His health is improving even the drugs are administering and also he is not eatting well, inaddition showing much discomfort... sleeplessness....
What would be the status of his heart functionality and how can we get improve his condition?
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Treatment for low ejection fraction is focused on reducing symptoms and preventing the progress of the disease involved from worsening. Ejection fraction can be improved by lifestyle changes, medications and procedures, such as the insertion of an implantable defibrillator (ICD) if indicated. Lifestyle changes include limiting physical activity, eating a heart healthy diet, completely avoiding alcohol and/or tobacco use, practice relaxation techniques like yoga and keeping a daily weight diary to keep a tab on weight changes. Medications such as digoxin and beta blockers help to improve the pumping capacity of the heart. Discuss these options with your consulting doctor.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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Thank you Anitha for taking your valuable time....
But, I wish say that my health is not improving with Medications (as heart beat with low of 30%), but now dr's want to operate... but they are saying there lies with multiple complications... and survival chances are only 10%... pleae provide your valuable suggestion whether move further with medication only or surgery...
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Understand your predicament. But you have not mentioned what the surgery is for. There are many cardiac disorders which can lower the pumping capacity of the heart like valve abnormalities or myocardial infarction. To improve the pumping capacity or the ejection fraction, the basic cause needs to be dealt with.  

If the ejection fraction is below 30%, it signifies cardiac failure. The ejection fraction is a useful measure of left ventricular performance. The normal range is 63-77% for males and 55-75% for females. It reflects the pumping capacity of the heart.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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