I have read many posts from people worrying over going down the CRT Pacemaker route. Afterall it does mean having your hearts natural pacemaker burned out and being dependent on technology for the rest of your life. A huge decision.
In my case, I wanted my life back or at least as much of it as I could get and everything I read about CRT Pacemakers suggested to me that this was the route to go down. I had my CRT Pacemaker implanted in March 2017.
In December 2017 I had an Echocardiogram and it should that my Ejection Fraction* (EF) had increased from 28% to 39%. For me this was a a very welcome development. It showed that the heart was getting better. No one knows if the “repair work” will continue but at least I know I’m a little better than I was a year ago.
I hope this helps those pondering with what to do.
(EF is a measurement, expressed as a percentage, of how much blood the left ventricle pumps out with each contraction. An ejection fraction of 60 percent means that 60 percent of the total amount of blood in the left ventricle is pushed out with each heartbeat. This indication of how well your heart is pumping out blood can help to diagnose and track heart failure.
A normal heart’s ejection fraction may be between 50 and 70 percent.