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Heart Disorders board


I just had my regular visit to the cardiologist who told me my bp was ok (135/80), that my heart rate was where he wanted it at 55, and that my stress ekg was fine other than occassional PVC's during exercise. However, my heart is still enlarged even after 2 years of good bp's and a low HR from Altace and Atenolol. My ejection fraction has been 50 for the past couple of measurements and was down to 40 before we got the bp under control.

Is this as good as it gets? Shouldn't my heart return to a normal size and the EF improve a bit more? Thanks for your ideas!