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hamood (@hamood)


Heart & Blood Health | Last Active: Mar 10, 2019 | Replies (6)

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What should I take measures to increase my echo results up to 50%?

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@hamood– Not sure you can do anything to increase your EF (Enjection Fraction). I was told that after my HA and the adding of a single stent from a widow maker 100% blocked LAD that my EF was at 35%. They told me that if their was going to be any increase it would come from new blood vessels growing into that area and increasing the blood flow. Unfortunately for me with the LAD being 100% blocked for a period of time that my heart sustained damage that would most likely not allow that to happen. A year later after my 2nd echo that in fact was the case. Fast forward 2 years and I scheduled an appt. at the Scottsdale, AZ. Mayo and had a battery of tests including a stress echo at the end of the day. My cardiologist down there was with me the whole time and when I stepped on that tredmill I felt like Rocky! They were monoriting me the whole time they were increasing the speed & elevation of the tredmill. They had me up to an elevation of 14 and a speed of 6.2. I was able to get my heart up to 152. After having me drop down on the bed and taking the "stress side" of my heart after that they were able to get great pictures and when we met in his office after all this he told me he would have to spend a bit more time analizing things, but felt my EF was more like 150. When I asked why such different results he said the stress echo was a bit more accurate than just an echo and perhaps it took longer for me to grow additional blood vessels? I was elated with this news though! The avg. person's EF is approx. 70-75%.
Jim @thankful

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