My dad has congestive heart failure

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Submitted by Dr T on July 20, 2011 – 3:02pm


My father had myocardial infraction in 2000. Cardiac ECHO in 2010 showed 45% Ejection fraction. Now recent ECHO showed 20% Ejection fraction. The conclusion of Cardiac ECHO report is that Left atrium mildly dilated, Mild basal septal hypertrophy, Severely reduced left ventricular systolic function with severe global hypokinesia, Normal right ventricular systolic function, Grade 1 left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. Last week he has breathing problem, doctor diagnosed congestion in chest and suggest him Lasix ,Digoxin, Aldactona-A. Sir is this a very serious condition??? what should we do??? here is any treatment in medical science to normalize the ejection fraction of heart?? please help me??

Yes it is. Congestion stands for congestive heart failure (CHF), probably as a result of coronary artery disease causing heart attacks:
With the recent ECHO showing a 20% Ejection Fraction his heart function is severely depressed. The medications are appropriate for this condition, although others are often used in addition:

Treatment with medications is often adequate. Sometimes the coronary artery disease (if present) can be treated with an intervention to improve the heart’s blood supply. In some patients a heart transplant may become necessary.

Hope this helps,
Dr T

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