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deaqling with a low EF

Last week I was told by my doctors that my EF has dropped to 10%...I have been fighting heart disease for 12 years. Ive had 9 heatr attacks, cardiacarrest, 5 artery by pass in 2000.  and in 2009 5 stents.  at the first  of 2010 my EF was 25 to 30 Percent.  Within the past few months I have dropped to 10 %.. My Doctors have told me that there is nothing else they can do for the Heart.  It has just wore it self out...My only hope now is a Heart Transplant...What scares me is how long will my heart function at 10% and how fast will the remaining % go. I will be 49 in april.  
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My father had a heart transplant at 43.  His EF was at 14% for about 5 months before they found a transplant for him.  It basically sat at that level until the trasnplant.  This was back in 1988.  He's about to turn 66.   It'll be 23 years with his transplant.

You should have other options to bridge you to the transplant should support be required.  For instance they can use a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) if needed until a transplant is available.

Best of luck.  
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