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If heart functioning at only 33% of its capacity, is he/she close to death ?

If a person's heart is functioning at only 33% of its capacity, does that mean he/she is close to death ? If a person's heart is functioning at only 33% of its capacity, does that mean he/she is close to death?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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Based on my experience, "J B" and "Tracy M" gave you good answers. My experience: In May I had a heart attack. After that my EF was about 33%. Later in May I had triple bypass surgery. After the surgery but before I got out of the hostpital my EF was 40%. After I got out of the hospital I recuperated for one month, taking some walks when weather permitted, then I went into an exercise program ("phase II" rehabilitation) exercising three times a week for 12 weeks. After that my EF was up to 50%. Of course, nothing that I have done has "cured" my coronary artery disease. I still have narrowed arteries in my heart and it is entirely possible I will have another heart attack in the future. By following a much better diet, taking my medications and continuing to exercise I have a good chance of postponing that event for quite a few years and, if I do have another heart attack, surviving it.
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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