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ICD Experiences And Ejection Fraction Question

ICD Experiences And Ejection Fraction Question

Hi everyone - For those of you with implanted defibrillator, would you mind sharing what your ejection fraction was when you had the procedure done? I was diagnosed with CHF in March (with ef of 24) I was in the hospital for 15 days and on a ton of meds but feeling good. I had echo done again and my ef has improved to 37. I have no symptoms other than being light headed now and then from meds (my bp was normal to start and can go low on the mes). I have been very much wanting to avoid the… read more

3 months ago (edited)
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

My EF was 12 when I got mine. I had been very sick and so weak. The procedure to implant the device wae simple and relatively painless. I felt better immediately. It's been over 8 years now and I have nothing bad to say. When I get out of breath I recover very quickly. I named my device Agadore and am glad to hear him aboard. Hope this helps you in some way. 🤠

3 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I have had 2 with defibrillator. There were some problems with the Dr but saved my life 3 times, always in my sleep. Have you asked your Dr to be specific and detailed? If he won't time for a second opinion!

19 days ago

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