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Ejection Fraction at 30%
The treatment of heart failure can be quite complex.The most common cause is coronary artery disease, so this needs to be excluded as part of the evaluation (which is probably why in addition to a echocardiogram the stress test has been scheduled).
It is important to determine the cause of of your father's heart failure and treat this if possible. His valve leakage is probably the result of an enlarged heart (dilated cardiomyopathy). The mildly elevated pulmonary artery systolic pressure (pulmonary hypertension), is also associated with heart failure.
Hope this helps,
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