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# What if heart is working 30 percent?

## What if heart is working 30 percent?

Normal EF is in the range of 55% to 70%. As the percentage falls, it tells the doctor that the heart failure is getting worse. In general, if the EF falls below 30%, it’s relatively severe. A reading of 20% or below is very severe heart failure.

### How long can you live with 30 percent ejection fraction?

About 30% will survive for 10 years.

What percentage of heart function can you live with?

A normal heart pumps blood out of its left ventricle at about 50 to 70 percent — a measurement called an ejection fraction, according to the American Heart Association. “Don was at 10 percent, which is basically a nonfunctional heart,” Dow said. “When a heart is pumping at only 10 percent, a person can die very easily.

What does 35% of heart function mean?

It means your heart isn’t functioning as well as it should. Your doctor will want to thoroughly check you for a heart condition to find the cause. A low number can be serious. If your ejection fraction is 35% or below, you’re at high risk of developing a dangerous arrythmia or even heart failure.

## What is the lowest EF you can live with?

If you have an EF of less than 35%, you have a greater risk of life-threatening irregular heartbeats that can cause sudden cardiac arrest/death. If your EF is below 35%, your doctor may talk to you about treatment with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT).

### What does it mean when only 25% of your heart is working?

EFs between 50% and 70% are considered normal for the left ventricle. An EF under 40% means the muscle is weakened and you may have heart failure.

Can you live a long life with a low ejection fraction?

Conclusion: Three year survival is low when ejection fraction is very low. However, once the ejection fraction is < or =20% ejection fraction is no longer a predictor of mortality.

Can you live with 20 percent heart function?

EFs between 50% and 70% are considered normal for the left ventricle. An EF under 40% means the muscle is weakened and you may have heart failure. In heart failure, the EF number can become very low. An EF of 20% is about one-third of the normal ejection fraction.

## What are the 4 stages of heart failure?

There are four heart failure stages (Stage A, B, C and D). The stages range from “high risk of developing heart failure” to “advanced heart failure.”…Stage C

• Shortness of breath.
• Feeling tired (fatigue).
• Less able to exercise.
• Weak legs.
• Waking up to urinate.
• Swollen feet, ankles, lower legs and abdomen (edema).

### What is a dangerously low heart rate?

The hearts of adults at rest usually beat between 60 and 100 times a minute. If you have bradycardia, your heart beats fewer than 60 times a minute. Bradycardia can be a serious problem if the heart rate is very slow and the heart can’t pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body.

What happens if my heart rate goes below 40?

Bradycardia can be a serious problem if the heart rate is very slow and the heart can’t pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body. If this happens, you may feel dizzy, very tired or weak, and short of breath. Sometimes bradycardia doesn’t cause symptoms or complications.