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Low ejection volume, diagnosed with LBB, left arm pains - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My ejection fraction is 30 percent and have LBBB. 48 years old Male, 6'1, 205 pounds, Non smoker, social drinker. Diagnosed with LBB between 2 back surgeries ago back in 1995. Had not seen a cardiologist since 2004. Went for a checkup last November 2010. Testing started then because of these symptoms: Left arm pains, palpitations, shortness of breath, Blood pressure around 150 over 90 on high day. Had a Echo, Nuclear Stress Test and Muga. Now this Friday having a angiogram. Seem to have more chest pains lately, might be nerves etc? Anyway Dr. has not told me anything except ejection fraction is 30 percent and that is why we are testing. I look it up and find all kinds of different information. Desperate for more info.
Doctor :   HI
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Pls. give me few secs. to go through your query.
Doctor :   Hi I have gone through your query.
Doctor :   May I know your query ?
Doctor :   Do you mean to ask whether you should go ahead for angio or not ?
Doctor :   Or do you want to now more about heart problems ?
User :   Whta is he looking for? What are symptoms? More about my heart problems
User :   some say heart atttack occured somewhere. How do we fix ejection fraction is 30 percent
Doctor :   Ok, In healthy individuals the ejection fravtion is close to 60% or 58% exactly.
User :   r u a cardiolist? or just getting the same info of the net like me?
Doctor :   it can vary from 55% to 70%.
User :   ye i know mine i 30 percent on Mugga and 34 percent on Nucler
Doctor :   I am a General physician, if you would like a cardiologist's opinion I shall log out and it has to be up graded to a super specialist's opinion.
User :   ok thks
Doctor :   And you can either mail him and get an answer or you can speak to him on phone.
User :   ok just cancel then. Wanted live help
Doctor :   If you would like me to answer I can to the best of my ability.
User :   ok go ahead
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   So both the values show a considerable deviation from the usual range of at least 55%.
User :   yes extremly low
User :   just cancel
Doctor :   I would say that if ejection fraction i s low, it indicates a damage to cardiac tissue
Doctor :   Thank you for ocnsulting me
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye for now
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