I am a 57-year-old male and the results of my recent annual resting echo showed the following:
In addition, it is noted that my resting ejection fraction last year was 64 and my stress echo taken this year (for atypical chest pain) was 62. My cardiologist says all my echo parameters are stable and he does not want to see me for another year. Despite my cardiologist reassuring me and I having nothing to worry about, I remain a little concerned about the drop in my ejection fraction from last year to this year. Should I be worried about this or is it still in the normal range?
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So, due to all the above reasons, I think this borderline value of ejection fraction is due to a measurement variation. I do not think it has dropped significantly and there is no need for excessive worries.
At this stage of regurgitation, it only needs monitoring. Surgery is considered in case of severe regurgitation, significantly enlarged ventricles along with low ejection fraction. So, no need to worry and the future plan should be monitoring with echoes.
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