silent ischemia

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   Posted 2/23/2008 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
   On a recent visit to my cardiologist I was told that my ef had dropped from about 35 to about 22 since Dec.07., just two months and a total drop of around 30 since last March.
   I'm wondering if silent ischemia my be responsible for the dramatic drop? I have been diagnosed with chf and ischemis cardiomyopathy , after 3 M.I.s, avr and bypasses.
    My cardio is referring me to The Texas Heart Institute in Houston for more tests. Got any ideas?

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   Posted 2/24/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi jrod, With all you have going on with your heart your EF will go down as time passes.  I am a bit surprised that with a EF of 35 in Dec. 07 your doc didnt follow up with you sooner. 
Please do keep us posted on how your doing and how it goes at the Texas Heart Ins.
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