Lower ejection fraction after aortic valve replacement
Journal posted on July 29, 2014
Hi my question is after my aortic valve was replaced I was given an echo six days post op the day of discharge. I was informed that my ejection fraction had dropped from 58% pre surgery to 47% the cardiac nurse said that it was nothing to be concerned about. And that the important thing was that the valve placement looked good. She said that I would just have to trust her that the decreased ejection fraction was normal and that it would increase. I just wanted to know if anyone else has had this happen? And if so did your ejection fraction improve? I am 37 years old and other than severe AI my heart was healthy.