Has anyone ever been a super responder

I was diagnosed with heart failure in April of 2019. My ejection fraction what's 31 and after 14 weeks of the drug therapy my ejection fraction did not change. So I had a crt-d device implanted on September 4th. On the 13th of December I get a call from my electrophysiologists saying that my heart was normal and my ejection fraction was that 50. Was diagnosed with non ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy with an enlarged left ventricle. Has anyone else been a super responder in such a short. Of time?


If the answer is "no."

by Gotrhythm - 2019-12-20 16:57:52

A lot of people post their questions the way you have. "Has anyone ever..."

Unfortunately, when asked in that way, 99% will read it, think "no" and go straight to the next post without adding a comment.

It might help others to respond by letting us know why you are asking. What kind of information, assurance, understanding are you looking for? 

There is a wealth of knowledge, experience, and compassion here, and a desire to share. But the more specific you can make your questions the better answers you will get.

For now all I can say about being a super responder is that it sounds like a good thing. I'm happy for you.


by Hoser - 2019-12-21 19:11:58

My EF went from 15-20 to 55 immediately after implant and has improved slightly in the four years since to around 60 now.

EP says A handful of people get that result from a pacemaker implant for CHF.

Super responder

by IPGENG12 - 2019-12-26 19:11:18

I went from an EF of 30% to 50-55% shortly after I got a repositioning of my left ventricular lead done on my CRT-P system.   Definitely feel way more energetic as a result!

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