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stress test came back with a EF of 38% what is my life expectency?

I am 78 years old 5' 6" tall and weight 130 lbs.   I am under a heart dr. care , I work out daily and I throw 12,000 pvc's a day from the blocked artery
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I don't think anyone can give you a prognosis here but I can tell you about my father. He has had two MI's and a 5 way bypass when he was 71. His second MI was 6 years ago when it was determined all but one graft was closed and he was basically living on collaterals. Since his MI, his EF%  was as low as 29% and has never climbed above yours and he's now 88 going on 89 and getting along just fine.

Of course much depends on the reason for your low EF%, but work closely with your cardiologist. It's amazing how much can be done to manage your quality of life. If I can answer anything about my father's experience and his care, PM me and good luck!  Jon
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thanks for the come back...
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How do you fewl day to day?
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actually feel great...exercise every day and no side effects to new drug...doing another EF stress test end of January to see if new med works...
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