Heart & Cardiology/heart

Advertisement


Question
dear doctor, 2 years ago my cardiologist found out that my heart has mvp,mr,rbbb and sometimes with lpfb and ef of 55percent and today I got the results on my echo and stress test and he said my ef is at 75 percent, is that bad that my ef from 55 went to 75. im having palpitations lately and it was at 105. does it sound like my heart is getting worse?thank you so much. sincerely, martha

Answer
Hi Martha,
You have a normal heart function with an ef=75%. In patients with normal hearts otherwise (like you), most often palpitations are perfectly benign. Read this:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-information/heart-failure#EF
http://www.cardiachealth.org/ca-blog/pvcs-and-pacs-are-usually-benign
Hope this helps
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

Heart & Cardiology

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


doctort@cardiachealth.org

Expertise

Expert opinions on cardiac, thoracic and vascular diseases

Experience

Over 30 years experience of dealing as an expert with cardiac, thoracic and vascular diseases

Education/Credentials
Board certified cardio-thoracic surgeon

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.