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a pacemaker and meds with heart pumping at 15%

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Hello my mother has congestive heart failure and she has a pacemaker..and today when we seen her dr. They said her heart is at 15% and has been that way for a very long time but all in all she is doing good and they told her about a ( LVAD) and that she may need it in the future..so I wanna know can a doctor tell me how many people they have seen do well for a long time with a pacemaker and meds with heart pumping at 15%?? Also she had a stress test and she did better this time then before..thanks...ps..I know everyone is different just looking for some info


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replied September 24th, 2014
Heart Disease and Heart Attack Answer A49383
Thank you for asking

Pacemaker and a congestive heart with activity as low as 15 % are all very bad prognostic factors. Regarding left ventricular assist device insertion their decision must have been after a complete clinical correlation and must be right.

She needs a constant monitoring and a regular follow up. Stay in touch with her cardiologist. Let them decide what is best for her.

may the odds be ever in her favour.

Regards
Khan


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