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Old 06-14-2022, 10:49 AM
 
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in 2015 I had a heartattack. 3 bypasses, 9 weeks in the hospital. The ejection fraction was 12%. They talked about a donor heart, but there are about 3000 a year world wide. You have to be younger than 65. and there is a waiting list of about 300.000 plus.
Changed some habbits. stopped smoking, walk a lot. Eat small portions.
They gave me 3 /5 years. It is 7 years now. Feeling good. Living alone. Travel to europe 6 times a year.
The ejection fraction went up to about 32%. Just think positief.
Great story!

I was diagnosed with a low EF rate several years ago as well, somewhere in the 30's. I also have another very, rare condition (like 11 people in the whole world) called "short qt syndrome." Long qt is pretty common, but short is extremely rare, and there is nothing they can do about it. I also have a myocardial bridge, where one of the arteries actually grows through the heart muscle instead of on top of it. As the heart continues to grow throughout your life, they told me eventually one day the muscle will cut off the blood flow to that artery, but it's too dangerous to operate on unless I have an "event."

The doctors told me stop eating meat, eat more "plants" and start taking a statin every day, blah, blah, blah.

I did my own intensive research, because I don't trust the standard protocols that follow outdated information. I also intend to live whatever life I have left to the fullest.

I started keto and intermittent fasting. I take L-Arginine and Pycnogenol (also used to recover from long haul covid symptoms which I had) which can actually heal artery and vein walls. My EF rate is back in the normal range. My weight is down 40 lbs., and I have more energy and stamina than I did 10 years ago. Just finished a big landscaping project in the ferocious heat over the past week.

I attribute the biggest % of my current condition to IF and keto, thanks to Dr. Berg who I found on YouTube.
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Old 06-14-2022, 12:31 PM
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Location: Glendale Country Club
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myrc60 - I would feel better hearing from a number of patients who have taken this medication. The drug companies are good with word salads that don't necessarily tell me what I need to hear. BTW, am not a heart failure patient but this thread caught my eye as I'm always curious about heart failure.
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Old 06-14-2022, 02:56 PM
 
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Entresto is a heart failure drug.

AS THE #1 HEART FAILURE BRAND PRESCRIBED
BY CARDIOLOGISTS, ENTRESTO¬ģ HAS HELPED
OVER 1 MILLION PEOPLE WITH HEART FAILURE

ENTRESTO is a medicine specifically made for Heart Failure

The above taken directly from the www.entresto.com website.
Yes, I read it too,, but sometimes the doctors use drugs off-label, so I wanted to know if taking Entresto always means there is heart failure. Thanks.
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Old 06-14-2022, 03:28 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Yes, I read it too,, but sometimes the doctors use drugs off-label, so I wanted to know if taking Entresto always means there is heart failure. Thanks.
I have an appointment with cardio later this month. I'll ask.
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Old 06-14-2022, 03:35 PM
 
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I have an appointment with cardio later this month. I'll ask.
That's so nice, thanks! I don't want to ask my family member because if he has heart failure and his doctor didn't tell him, I don't want to agitate him with worry. He just told me he's going to TGIF to have dinner and I told him he's nuts to eat all that salty food with his HBP and heart problems! I told him to exercise or at least walk a little everyday and eat healthy!
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:13 PM
 
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That's so nice, thanks! I don't want to ask my family member because if he has heart failure and his doctor didn't tell him, I don't want to agitate him with worry. He just told me he's going to TGIF to have dinner and I told him he's nuts to eat all that salty food with his HBP and heart problems! I told him to exercise or at least walk a little everyday and eat healthy!
To follow up, my family member didn't listen to me, went to TGIF for dinner, woke up the next day with a swollen ankle and limping. his doctor told him it's probably sodium. He didn't iisten to my warning about not eating out and he is paying the price for it.
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Old 06-17-2022, 01:55 AM
 
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There are many nutrients that will save an injured heart some work
https://www.healthydirections.com/ar...r-heart-health

-CoQ10
-L Carnitine
-2-3 grams Omega3s + full spectrum E(omegas deplete vitamin E)
-DRibose
-Magnesium
-multivitamin
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Old 06-17-2022, 06:56 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Entresto is a drug that combines an ACE inhibitor (valsartan) with a fancy new drug that inhibits a small hormne that causes sodium retention. The goal in treating CHF is to lower BP so it's easier for the heart to push out blood, and to reduce the amount of blood (so to speak) by getting rid of extra salt & water.

Entresto costs $4,500/yr, while valsartan + Hctz (common diuretic) costs <$100/yr....Entresto is said to improve RELATIVE risk of death in CHF pts by 5%-- but that's only a 1% improvement in ABSOLUTE risk.

That 1% difference may mean the difference in continuing a happy, unmolested practice for your doc vs getting sued for $$multi-millions. What do you think he will prescribe?

https://www.heart.org/en/news/2018/0...ure-guidelines
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Old 06-17-2022, 11:58 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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That's so nice, thanks! I don't want to ask my family member because if he has heart failure and his doctor didn't tell him, I don't want to agitate him with worry. He just told me he's going to TGIF to have dinner and I told him he's nuts to eat all that salty food with his HBP and heart problems! I told him to exercise or at least walk a little everyday and eat healthy!
My appointment is in late July. Your family member has to be willing to follow salt restrictions. I hope he doesn't wait until his symptoms get worse.
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Old 06-18-2022, 09:29 PM
 
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My appointment is in late July. Your family member has to be willing to follow salt restrictions. I hope he doesn't wait until his symptoms get worse.
Thanks to all for the responses, he usually doesn't listen to my advice when I pass along the good info I get from posters here, but if he gets scared enough he might!
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