So an update on hubby who had Severe LVSD following racing heart rate caused by virus?!
You may remember I posted on here almost frantic at my husbands recent heart failure diagnosis at 49, who was otherwise fit and healthy . I was scared and anxious about the future and didn’t know how stable he would be moving forward.
So he had an MRI a couple of weeks ago and to be fair had we not have asked about it, she’d have forgotten to mention it! Anyway, we had some quite remarkable news actually. Andys heart function was at 23% on discharge a couple of months ago. The MRI showed that his function now is around 40%!!!!!!! It’s gone from severe to mild !! ) slipped the moderate even) They’ve increased his perindopril to 6 mg from 4mg as he’s tolerating it well, and she said that this would help further keep the blood pressure down to assist the heart further with its recovery. It’s obviously done the trick so far. He asked about medication as in his head he thought in time he would stop taking it?! I knew that was not the case but kept him in ignorant bliss . She did confirm it was lifelong along with the anti coagualants ( a blow for him as a motorbiker) however she said they aren’t life restricting as such . We were really and I mean really pleased with that outcome, in a short space he has made remarkable progress. They even said he can have a couple of beers again which pleased him!!!! So there is a good story that you can take from this. I know not everyone is in the same position however be positive . Thanks for all of your messages x