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heart failure

my heart is only pumping 15%
how long do I HAVE
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Difficult to say .... it depends on the reason for that small value, your sex, race and age, but generally speaking, and if you do not have other diseases, there is no reason why you cannot live several (or many) years.

Today there are incredible treatments and devices and of course there is always the possibility of a heart transplant!!

How do you feel, what symptoms and diagnose do you have.

Jesus
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No one knows, but I wouldn't be spending time worrying about it. Depending on the cause of your issues, you can improve your EF%, just work closely with your doctor.

Live each day without worrying about the calendar.

Jon
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Only God knows how long each of us have, having planned our days before there was one of them.  Please see PM for info from someone who had an even lower ejection fraction than you and it improved a lot!
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I am 73 had heart attack at 46 have had angina ever since White male
have high blood presure ,colesteral ,sugar diebeties with a pill only
take 4 different pills for my heart
Going for an MRI last test to see how much dead tissue is in my heart
and possible install an infibulator I now am shooting nitro 6 or 7 times a day
last night for the first time i woke up in the middle of the night had to take a shot  I am very active or I was the wife and I go walking every day and dancing twice a week which of course I have to shot up very frequent
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Your right but in my state i find that very difficult
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I dont understand see PM
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PM is short for private message.  If you look just below the search medhelp feature in the upper right hand corner of this page, and click on your inbox, it should be in there.  Let me know if you found it?  
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Thanks found it
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I cannot believe that after a HA you have been so long with high BP and cholesterol.

To my knowledge, if your EF is consequence of a HA or  ischemic it is vry difficult to increase it.

With the evolution of the cardiac medicine in the recent years, they have not been able to solve your angina problem?

Are bypass or stents ruled out? Why?

Jesus (my last figure is 17% EF)

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You're welcome!  Thanks for letting me know you found it!
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