Lisinopril dosage for increasing Ejection Fraction
I had a Heart Attack back in May of 2014 and one of the meds I was given at the hospital was Lisinopril. Before I left the hospital my Cardiologist told me my EF was in the low 30's and the Lisinopril would help with that. I was on a dose of 2.5 mg. per day and remained on that dosage until this last year.
I have been meeting with a PA and he is far more responsive then my Cardiologist ever was and about 9 months ago he started suggesting that I begin to raise the amount of Lisinopril I was taking to 40 mg. That really surprised me to hear this! He told me today you would start at 20 mg. while you are still in the hospital and bump it up to 40 within months. We had a discussion about this and he said more recent data has shown that patients taking that higher dose stand to improve their EF because this drug is able to help "Remodel" your heart.
The one issue he told me to be aware of is to watch my blood pressure. Sometimes Lisinopril will lower your blood pressure below 90 and one can become dizzy especially when getting up off a chair, couch, etc. My blood pressure usualy is from 95/58 to 106/62. I have never felt dizzy.
I'm now up to 30 mg.
My question to all of you have you had similar experiences and what dosages have you been on?