Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
183 Doctors are Online

Have stage 3 congestive heart failure. Not getting cured by medicine. What is the possible life expectancy?

I have stage 3 congestive heart failure , with an ejection fraction of less than 30 percent. I m only 40 how much longer have most people lived with my condition? the meds are not working for me. I have been on heart meds for 1 1/2 years and my heart got worse by 10 percent. went from an ejection fraction of 33 percent to 30 percent in that year and a half.
Asked On : Wed, 18 Jul 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  1398
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Lab Tests
Cardiologist 's  Response
Think positive , people will survive enough with good quality of life with ejection fraction of 25 to 30 % also , so be positive ,
apart from medicine do some life style modification like restrict your salt intake to
fluid intake
avoid straneous physical activity
take your medicine regularly
consult cardilogist who has more expertise in managing heart failure patient
in case of resistance heart failure, future option of Left ventricular assisted device and last heart transplantion is also now a days can be done with very good long term result
so think positive
get well soon
take care
Answered: Fri, 26 Oct 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor