to Dave H

has anyone explained how an increase in EF could cause less stamina and PVCs as iu stated?  i do not understand that. thanks


EF and PVC's

by Dave H - 2019-06-04 12:44:16

Only way I can answer this:  Back in 2014? 2015?, I was seen by a "Heart Failure Doc" by the name of Dr. "A."  Wife asked him, "Are you an EP?"  His answer: "No, but I can read an echo better than any of those guys your hubby's been seeing!" BTW: His specialty? - Echocardiography.  He performed a PM optimization, and afterward I felt GREAT!  As time went on, I've learned "reading" an echo is mostly subjective.  Dr. "A" retired mid 2018.  Late 2018 these events for me: Treadmill stress test which was a breeze, PM replacement afterward, then a C-Diff infection followed by a diverticulitis event followed by a pnemonia that put me in the hospital for 3 days.  A PM optimization performed by a Dr. "H" then was performed and my LVEF was claimed to have risen from the 20% mark to 35%+ mark. However, my stamina and all things related took a beating - I'm not the same.  Many more PVC's, low blood pressure i.e: 90/56. So..............what was the cause??????



by capecod - 2019-06-04 13:18:47

wow!  this is a mystery.....hope you are feeling better. 

Good News

by Terry - 2019-06-04 20:12:23

EF has been increased by His bundle pacing, usually when patients have experienced what your doctor calls "pacing induced cardiomyopathy" or heart failure. Google His bundle pacing or see <> to understand why. Summarize it to say, normal physiological beats allow healing.


Ejection Fraction

by Dave H - 2019-06-04 21:36:12

As explained to me by Dr. "A" at one of our first meetings: "You know, that EP you were seeing who did nothing for four months to treat your NSR 125 heart rate was the prime factor with your developing  "TIC." - Tachycardia Induced Cardiomyopathy." 


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