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Heart Failure with poor EF

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 10, 2006
  • 06:53 PM

I'm 64 yrs old & have been suffering from High Blood Pressure & Diabetes for more than 22 yrs now. Recently I have been diagnosed that:

I have an EF of 20%
I have twor coronary arteries that are 100% blocked
My lungs had some deposition of water/ vapours & doctors described it as a case Congestive Heart Failure.

I shall like to know how much Biventricular Pace Maker shall help in this scenario. Also, is it recommended to have BVP+ICD for a person like me?

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  • I dont know if it will help. I have VT and a internal implanted defibrillator. Did good 7 years. Putnew one in this March. Got shocked 8 times. Found out have heart muscle damage-pumps 30%. Whatever that means. For 7 years they said my heart was fine-except the irrregular heart beat thing. All at once after the shocks the muscle is damaged. I think the high votage shocks damaged the muscle but no one will admit it. When I get in last stages I hope to have the defib. deactivated. I don't want my last days spend being shocked to death. Pcemaker might be better. At least it won't shock you. If I had it do do over, I never would have a defib. I live in fear of shocks. They threatoned to take away my driving licences if I did not have it 7 years ago. I was under stress from 2 teen-age boys. I think that caused me to faint. Anyway, now I am damaged. Those leads grow into your heart. Hard to get out when they mess up. My heart thumps day and night in my chest and is driving me crazy, but the doc just says be glad you are alive. Wish somebody would tell me how to stop this thumps.
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