I am still looking for any answers regarding Ejection Fraction mine was a near perfect 59% pre op then had Aortic Valve Replaced and my 60 day echo showed only a 34% Ejection Fraction - I feel great and am jogging 3 miles and not out of breath if I keep a slow pace - some have told me I would have a problem walking a hundred feet if I truly had a 34 % EF ?
I was also told that sometimes after Open Heart the EF can drop but can come back up - my cardiologist changed my blood pressure meds to Coreg and Entresto he said that might help the low reading??
Has anyone realized that the wires below your rib cage just got clipped off and were left inside you?
I was all drugged up and vaguely remember a doctor clipping mine flush instead of pulling them - wonder if that is normal ?
Has anyone experienced a lowered ejection fraction after surgery? Mine was normal before Aortic Valve Replacement at 58% now after a recent echocardiogram is 34% - I feel fantastic but now I am concerned with this news
Hi everyone - I had a Mechanical Aortic Valve done on Sept 12th. I am a little over 60 days out and have been feeling great - until I had an echocardiogram today and was told my ejection fraction was 34 - pre surgery it was 57 - has anyone experienced anything like this?