Bigs did you note 'it is a sign" a singular - there are other signs need to treat whole patient ... need for medical record and training to address what needs to be done......A low EF number is an early sign of heart failure. This is a condition where the heart does not pump enough blood to the rest of the body.
1,000s of patients are alive with rates from 35 - 45 not optimum but can sustain life which is certainly better than the opposite :) hey do you know your own EF? :) :)
with no training/education in the field of medicine and never having examined a HF - in his case never having talked to one! There is not a cardiologist in the world that treats HF based on EF alone.
With each heartbeat, the heart contracts (or squeezes) and relaxes. Every contraction pushes blood out of the two pumping chambers (ventricles). When when heart relaxes, the ventricles refill with blood. The ejection fraction (EF) refers to the amount, or percentage, of blood that is pumped (or ejected) out of the ventricles with each contraction. This percentage, or EF number, helps your health care provider determine if you have heart failure or other types of heart disease.
A normal heart pumps just over half the heart's volume of blood with each beat – a normal EF is 50 to 75 percent.
EF is typically measured by a simple, painless test called an echocardiogram. A special imaging machine uses sound waves to create a videotaped image of the heart, showing the four chambers of the heart, the valves and how well the heart is pumping.
Most often, the left ventricle, the heart’s main pumping chamber, is measured during an echocardiogram. A normal left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is 50 to 75 percent. Other tests used to measure EF include cardiac catheterization, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and nuclear medicine scans.
Ejection Fraction Numbers:
50-75% Heart's pumping ability is Normal
36-49% Heart's pumping ability is Below Normal
35% and Below Heart's pumping ability is Low
A Low EF
A low EF number is an early sign of heart failure. This is a condition where the heart does not pump enough blood to the rest of the body. With treatment, many people live well with heart failure. If you have a low EF number, it is important that you recognize the signs of heart failure, which may include:
•Fatigue (feeling tired all the time)
•Shortness of breath
•Swelling in the feet
If you've recently had a heart attack, or you're recovering from surgery such as heart bypass or stent placement -- or you have a condition such as hardening of the arteries, If you've recently had a heart attack, or you're recovering from surgery such as heart bypass or stent placement -- or you have a condition such as hardening of the arteries, angina or heart failure -- you should ask your doctor about cardiac rehabilitation.
Cardiac rehab is proven to reduce your risk of future heart episodes. It offers a safe, medically supervised way to gradually build your activity tolerance. Programs take place in specialized exercise facilities within the hospital, and you wear a heart monitor while you work out. The rehabilitation team includes doctors, nurses, exercise physiologists, dietitians and others.
Insurance covers cardiac rehab, which typically lasts 36 sessions. Patients attend several times a week, and many programs offer a variety of classes and speakers on topics from diet to smoking cessation to stress reduction. People who've completed cardiac rehab say they once again feel normal, whole and energized -- ready to reclaim their family, work and social lives. So what are you waiting for?
When people enroll in the cardiac rehabilitation program at the Howard University Hospital Heart Center, they may feel hesitant at first -- especially if they had experienced severe chest pain, says Dr. Otelio Randall, cardiologist and program director. But fear fades, he says, because "we are right there with them, and they start off at a very low level of exercise."
Before patients start, the rehab team evaluates their EKG and echocardiogram results and looks over recordings from ambulatory blood pressure monitors. As patients build their activity tolerance, an exercise physiologist monitors them every step of the way.
Patients start off on the treadmill. "They're on a monitor, and the treadmill might go like 2 miles an hour," Randall says, "and then we
sadly just blowing on a Message Bd. trying to impress who or what? ND vs KY - KY hey it might be a KY - Wisc
no experience in the hospital mgmt field. no MD degree no internship no Fellowship... and even worse but simplier - not contact with a HF patient. don't you feel pretty idotic when you go on and an on and on about abstracts and what Cardiologist think or about the best treatment for HF. just a little stupid...
based upon any single (1) outcome or test - not one.. and yet Big M keeps on yapping about this or that or this again - disregarding all the other comorbidities that might be occuring that would change everything.. just a stupid uniformed ignorant old man.
who wants to hear your nonsense eh? :)
I have a number of times. That's why we got 5 stockholders together for coffee and bagels 3 in St Louis
2 others in Pgh. One went with me to SSH stockholders meeting.. even had a doc with us... how about you -- anyone meet with you. Surely there are those in the greater NY area... :) ever visit a site.
:) Wisc looked pretty good ND vs BIg Blue interesting -- Cardinals vs Cubs now where am I going to spend all this appreciation in SSH stock -- in 2 years? :)
OCD and bi polar - sick old man
good friends with CEO of Cancer Centers of Am .. knows of what he does good sign!
what? you have read there post and yap at them... :) :) :) your a fool Bigs
LVAD or C-Pulse...???
be on a LVAD rest of life... well if it's a LVAD or death - guess we know that answer. c-pulses are not implanted with the focus - to be on a LVAD or transplant... though the c-pulse / LVAD offer no guarantees. c-pulse is a much better option than LVAD if it achieves the results that are hoped.
HF patients. the C-Pulse is freedom from not TOO something else!
then you must be agreeing - if pt weaned from c-pulse - his ejection rates must be at level that 'sustains' life - thus he / she needs for other therapy for HF is non existent.. but then a bonus if HF returns - just click on the C-pulse reconnect to power source. :) :)
dang Big you cant even understand English how you going to treat HF. freedom from all the rest of everything mentioned after C-Pulse ie re hospitalization having a LVAD or heart transplant - not TOO this other options when the pt is near death. you big time dumb.
LVADs only for the very sick bridge to transplant - hopefully