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Can statin medication affect LV function?

I had a recent echocardiogram and v ejection fraction of 32%. I have been on a statin medication for a number of
years and read that these medications could affect LV function. I sustained an MI in 1991 and an echo at that time
the VEF was 41%. What can I do to improve this condition. Iam quite active and walk about 4 miles 5 x per week.Your
recommendations and advice would be greatly appreciated.
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

You have not stated your age, personal habits, family history or co-morbidities...
Statins will not do this...
Progression of the original disease is the most likely cause
You need further investigations – TMT, preferably with thallium / you may even have to repeat the angiography
The treating doctor may suggest them depending on need, based on his assessment of the situation.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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