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After placed three stent last year my current echo result is 45%
What should I take measures to increase my echo results up to 50%?
Hi @hamood and welcome to Connect.
I wanted to introduce you to fellow Connect members @mockinbrd and @kariulrich as they have mentioned in the past that they have undergone different types of angioplasties and may be able to help answer questions.
You mentioned that you are hoping to increase your echo results to 50%, how has your doctor suggested you do so?
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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%.
@haymood Hi I couldn't have stents my arteries where to small instead they grafted from my leg I had triple by pass my echo last year was open 100%Stents only allow so much blood through at a time I don't know how you can increase it sorry ,I'm just glad I'm alive it's been 22years for me
I had angioplasty few months ago.Can i eat anything including egg,mutton,0il as long as my cholesterol level remains normal?
@tarsr Welcome to our caring group Before others chime in After my by pass Dr told me to only use good fat and lean red meat only every once in awhile limit it If you feel comfortable in telling us what procedure did you have ?
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