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Jermanator wrote: »
I had an echocardiogram done on me last week. Everything looked great. Now get this... My ejection fraction came out between 55 and 65%!!! Anything over 40-45% is considered "normal". Eight years ago, I was at 22% which is what they call "circling the drain". Since then, my previous best was only 45% so to get up over 50% (and then some) is pretty awesome.
FYI-- "Ejection fraction" is the percent of blood that your left atrium squeezes out to the rest of the body every time it contracts. They use that measurement to get an idea of how efficiently the heart is working. Most normal people will have one between 50 and 70%. A well trained athlete might have one as high as 75%.
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So you're saying you're "normal":tooth:? That is excellent news!
After my heart attack and open heart bypass, my ejection fraction is permanently low due to irreversible cardiac weakness. For me, a pacemaker wasn't a fix. Last year in the hospital, I got a big lecture re. getting a defibrillator embedded but I turned it down. It wouldn't add to my health, wouldn't increase my cardiac capacity, just would help if I had another "incident".
I told them to go spend that $50k on some guy or gal who was raising a family and needed it more than I did. I've got "DNR" cards in my wallet (do not resuscitate) and mean it. When the "big one" comes, I'm outta here, dude. And that's not heroics on my part, it's just common sense -- I don't mind being in the hospital for a bit if I'm getting out but to lie there and know it's all she wrote? Nope.
Jerm, good luck dude, and take care of yourself. Things will get better and you'll be fine. Congrats.
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Great news Jerm
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