My mom has had two heart attacks in the last month. The first cholesterol med didn't work so they have changed it. She received a stint with her first angiogram which became blocked with a blood clot four weeks later. She was told that her heart is functioning at 40% when a normal heart functions at 60 - 65%. Why don't our hearts function at 100% and what does this mean for her?
When the doctor discusses heart function, he/she may be referring to ejection fraction. Here's a link to information:
What is normal ejection fraction?
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
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