I recently had a stress echo which found that with exercise my heart did not squeeze properly which looked like balanced cardiac disease to my cardiologist. I was able to do 12 min on the treadmill. I am 48yrs old @ have always been in great shape until last yr when I had foot surg @ could not work out.When I started to exercise again I was having lightheadedness @ some chest pain which I could put my finger on with pushing myself in exercise or stress over the summer which prompted me tho visit my Dr. I have strong family hx so I had a cath done which was normal with clean arteries,normal pressures,ef 55% but my cardiac output was 10L/min. My thyroid function is normal @ i am already on supplement,I do not have tachycardia,I am anemic @ 10 which has improved since I am taking Fe. Is this something to worry about or just the way my heart operates?
Hi cardiac output could be caused by vitamin deficiencies, thyroid problems, multiple myeloma, paget's disease, arterio-venous fistulas and some other rare causes. It sounds you have symptoms and therefore should be worked up further.
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