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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What is the average heart valve refraction percentage?

I am 59 and was hospitalized for Congestive Heart Failure. After several tests were completed, I was told that I needed a new heart. My heart refraction was 16%. With the medications that I am taking, my heart refraction is between 50 and 55%. Is this good and what is the average heart valve refraction percentage?
Mon, 20 Feb 2017
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Hi There

First of all i want to congratulate you for such a wonderful recovery. From the advise of needing a new heart and an Ejection fraction of 16% coming back to a ejection fraction of 50-55% which is near normal range is just wonderful. Yes is is very good and normal range of EF varies between 55 to 80%.

You just need to follow all the medical advise strictly as these type of recoveries are very rare.

Good Luck
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