Avatar universal
LVEF 30%
Sir,

My father age 60 years old, he had heart attack 7 years back. Then as per doctors advice in apollo hospital medicated stents fixed in heart. Now he is suffering with water heavily in stomach. Understand from doctor that his heart function showing weak. In his regular check up description written as " Known of HTN with DM with old M.I with post PTCA stent with cardiomyopathy with LV dysfunction with LVEF-30% on regular medication".

Hence please advice me my father overall condition. how i have to take care of my father health.

Kindly help me.Waiting for your advices.

Best Regards
Sainath
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Hello and hope you are doing well.

Understand your predicament. If the ejection fraction (LVEF) is below 35%, it is diagnosed as 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. Due to this the heart is not able to pump adequate blood to different organs in the body. In this process the kidneys too receive inadequate blood and to compensate for this start retaining sodium. When the sodium content in the blood increases it causes fluid to seep out and cause edema.

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.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Thanks for your valuable advices
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
661468 tn?1252518324
Blank
TMJ?
Dec 30 by joebee39
661468 tn?1252518324
Blank
joebee39 your status is too long (ma... Comment
Dec 30
566249 tn?1510754858
Blank
GardeniaDreams added the Mood Tracker
Nov 15
Congestive Heart Failure Community Resources
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1499916784
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1506084164
Blank
Netherlands