My mum at the age of 85, her LVEF is 45% ~ 49%, below normal, can it be recovered ? Anything we can do ?
About all you can do is help her to slow down and if you see signs of low oxygen, get her on it. The signs would be confusion, shortness of breath, dusky color around lips and fingernails. A low ejection fraction from the left ventricle is caused by the left ventricle weakening. In the elderly its usually because the muscle is just tired. Sometimes meds help. If the heart speeds up to make up for the low ej there are meds for that, and also a pacemaker.
Last Dec my Mom who is 88 was in the hospital because her pulse went way up. They eventually had to put a pacer in. I never asked what her ej was because my Mom is in control of her care, and if she didn't want me to know, she wouldn't tell. I can see its not good. My Mom is very stubborn. They told her to take it easy and use oxygen all the time. They don't know my Mom. She hasn't used the oxygen, and she is slow and takes her time, but she still cares for her house, and last week called me and ask me to take her to the hallmark store, lolol. I don't fight her, since this is the way she wants to live, and considers that she isn't living well if she gives in. It helps to know she's a retired ICU nurse, lolol.
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