This question was answered on Thu 10, Dec 2009 06:04am by Dr.Rikesh Polavarapu

what does it mean when you heart is only working 25%

    
Asked by ann541254 (Male; 40; none; Relevant drugs:none ) on Tue 08, Dec 2009 06:43pm

He was in v=fib. doctors shocked his heart and put him on cumadin. 3 weeks later he's in v=fib again. doctors shocked his heart agaon and now his heart is only working 25% they sent him home w/ medications (i dont know what) what does it mean

Actions: | Forward |
Answer


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post
Answer by Dr.Rikesh Polavarapu  on Thu 10, Dec 2009 06:04am:

HelloMr.Ann541254,thanks for posting in AMD.Ejection fraction is the percentage of total blood in ventricle pumped with each beat.Ejection fraction is assumed in percentage which is roughly equal to % of working heart as you told.Normal EF is 55 to 70% and anything below 30% carries high risk.He needs regular medications without fail and implantation of defibrillator as adviced by your cardiologist.Take care.

Detailed answer for your question: Available in paid version. - Click to pay.
Second opinion from another doctor: Available in paid version. - Click to pay.
               
Our doctors provide free answers to your questions. If you are happy with our services, please consider making a donation.
Click the button below to donate.


Please rate my answer (select the stars, no need to log in.)  

This question is open for comments.  Please share your opinion.

Comments


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post


 
What users are searching right now on Ask Medical Doctor:
xanax     abdo     water or bleeding from pregnent     HiInoticedasmallboilonmyperineum2daysagothoughtnothingofitTod8617420Result20chosen20nickname20egbkhvdcg20registered20registering20only20mode20is20ON     bartolin gland     Tracheitis     dosage of celin 500mg     Outer knee pain     paininfrontoflowerleg     rabies     energy20drinks     My daughter crashed her bike and now has spotted bruising on the opposite side of her arm from the injury     cold sore oral sex     herpes     herniasignsandsymptoms     myfriendsaiducan     HGC     minimum duration of treatment with Avelon     overweightat135lbs     does lukoria effect pregnancy     memory     Obesity     HelloIamveryworrieda92652 Enter your comments here younger     lung transplant     Disney videos     PROSTATITISswollentesticlesandburningpenissensation64529 Result registered registering only mode is ON     Ihavehadpain     what would a polyp inside your nose look like     Fertility     misdiagnosis of iguinal hernia     redveinarm     low muscle enzymes     HelloIamveryworrieda92652 Enter your comments here younger     Black lines in fingernails     alcohol liver     Knee scrapes     herpes from a cold sore     oscar     what is the treatment ofright costophrenic angle is blunted     swollen foot with numbness     Petit mal seizures     My left foot feels burning but then gone and come back again     what are policks     search     1     search     what is the size of erected normal penis     ask questions for free     isneoprenesafe     stuffed     doesthebirthcontrolLoestrin24FEcausebruising     lold itwer right pain 5 months pregnant what could it be     hand tremor     PROSTATITISswollentesticlesandburningpenissensation64529 Result registered registering only mode is ON     analcancer     zirthomax with cialis     CONSTIPATEDBABY     will grape seed extract and pectin lower triglicirides     pain in top left abdomen     search     1     search     IS ORAL CONTRAST OK FOR CT SCAN HYPERCALCIMIA     vaginalareaboiloringrownhairwhatcanbedonetoease     restless     PROSTATITISswollentesticlesandburningpenissensation64529 Result registered registering only mode is ON     de     Blister gall bladder removal incision     Green drink     is shaking penis is good for health     phlegm     mid     nippledischarge     WILSIN     what would cause the navel or navel cord area to seep andor stink     When can i start having sex after open appendectomy surgery     hellois     idiopathic hypersomnia     back pain     cry srivastava     prominentposterobasalforces     camgenic 20     backups     1sttimeuserofAltheapillsStartedtakingpillsApril7andhadsex1285853 Result chosen nickname vyzjtvd96s registered registering only mode is ON     carpaltunnelsyndrome     Cocksocky on hands     persightous     search     Sweaty perineum and anal fisher     search     1     search     lesion scar     Mixi     Abdominal cavity     blistersonbabysbutt     HelloIamveryworrieda92652 Enter your comments here younger     breastaureolescaling     stop takeing pristiq     pokingneedlesinthechest     does carpal tunnel affect whole arm     pregnanr     torn gluteus maximus     heart vowel     celiac     isasmallfatcontainingumbilicalherni     conebiopsy     pain in the chest by pacres mean     drsheetalkaulhematochezia     Yaz     1sttimeuserofAltheapillsStartedtakingpillsApril7andhadsex1285853 Result chosen nickname vyzjtvd96s registered registering only mode is ON     Sunburn like rash     myspainelcorddemage     Painful tongue     Canyougethookonlyricaintwoweeks     parodititis     Hiatus hernia     hellosirim23yrsoldmujhelagtahaikimujheshigrapatan     proteinsinurine     IhavebeentakingXifaxan200mg3xdayfor     displaydimplingandpuckeringbreast     abortion     hiv     

©2011 - Ask Medical Doctor  |  All Rights Reserved
The site is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice based on information written by any author on this site. No health questions and information on AskMedicalDoctor is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor. Posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author, and not the administrators, moderators, or editorial staff and hence AskMedicalDoctor and its principals will accept no liabilities or responsibilities for the statements made.

Home | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us | Frequently Asked Questions | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Advertise with us
Stats