How long does a person have with a 10 to 15% injection fraction. My doctor said 5 years. What happens when it gets worse? What can I expect? Please be honest! Dennis
What Does Low Ejection [email protected]%mean Can The Hart Rebuild It Self?
I was diagnosed with EF of 10% in April 2009. After medication (and improved life style), my EF was 65% in November 2009 and all other indicators were normal. Recovery depends on cause of CHF, age, general health, excercise, diet, etc. Ask your cardiologist, they know your circumstances.
The "ejection fraction" is the percentage of blood in the left ventricle that is ejected in 1 contraction. A normal ejection fraction is 50-70%. The percentage does NOT correlate to the percentage of the heart functioning. A healthy heart with an ejection fraction of 50% is normal and they have 100% of their heart functioning. A heart with an ejection fraction of 10-15% is not normal and their heart is not functioning at 100%, but how much of the myocardium is not functioning would require imaging studies to determine (Echo, MRI, MUGA, etc.) And heart muscle cannot rebuild itself, but depending on the insult it received, it can recover. Medications and bi-ventricular pacing can also improve the ejection fraction. Talk to your cardiologist for guidance and don't rely too heavily on internet "chatter".
An ejection fraction of 10-15% means that the heart is not functioning fully, it is only functioning at 10-15%. No, the heart cannot rebuild itself.