i am in the process to see if i am a candidate for a heart transplant. I went to see 2 surgeons , one is in favor of heart transplant and the other one says that she can agressively treat me with drugs. My EF is under 20, and the lung pressure what that means is 12 and it should be 15. the suregeon who wants to treat me with drugs only did visual physican examination and MVO2 test. The other surgeon did heart cath. On echo my ef is between 20% to 25 percent, on nuclear stress test my ef is 13%, I able to do all the day to day chores without any problem. I am able to do all the daily chores without any problem,, i do get a little out of breath under exertion, like climbinng stairs or running. My EP and cardio says there is not other meds that we have not tried. I went to the second surgeon because he is in my insurance network. I also have a dual chamber medtronics defibrillator, I was shock free for 31/2 years., then last dec i got 9 shocks with one being a storm of 6 shocks. Now im shock free for approximately 6 months.
I am on following meds:
sotalol 320 mg twice/day Mexiletine 200mg 3/day Niaspan 1000MG 1/day, coreg 12.5 mg 2/day. digoxin 01.25mcg 1/day, spironolactone 25mg 1/day, warfarin 3mg 1/day zocor 40mg 1/day lisinopril 10mg 1/day. My question is what i sould do, go for a heart transplant or keep things the way they are. Thiis my first post thats why it's so long
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