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Hello all. It's been a while. HA in April 2021 and diagnosed with HF in May. EF of 27% wasn't holding out much hope on EF improvement as on very lowest dose meds as I already suffer with low BP and they didn't want to take any risks. I can't say enough to ask for ENTRESTO!!! Also a change in lifestyle. Echocardiogram results today has shown my EF is now at 45 % and I am more than pleased with that. Please all take care and keep up the hard work πŸ€— we are all survivors and never forget that.

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Wow fantastic!! Congratulations

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0163SLH in reply to Notdead

Thank you 😊

Hello :-)

What a positive post and great for others to read that may be struggling :-)

So pleased for you to and I hope it just keeps improving :-) x

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0163SLH in reply to BeKind28

Thank you 😊

Well done so pleased for you great result your obviously looking after yourself take care and best wishes 😊

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0163SLH in reply to Retirement65

Thank you ...I'm trying . Dying for a big fry up though πŸ˜‚

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Retirement65 in reply to 0163SLH

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚well like they say everything in moderation so why not - don’t mean to sound boring but slimming world β€˜fry up’ is really good all the taste and you don’t feel guilty when you do enjoy! πŸ˜€

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0163SLH in reply to Retirement65

Sounds good to me !!!!

Wow..fantastic result! Keep up the good work on lifestyle changes - an air fryer (not kidding, they're fantastic) might be a good compromise! Frances

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0163SLH in reply to francesw47

Thank you 😊 I have an air fryer but could quiet easily get addicted to fry ups πŸ˜‚ so best to stay away πŸ™ˆ

Really pleased for you great progress. I'am working on my first EF reading of 34% most recent EF reading 37% here's hoping for 40% on the next Echo

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0163SLH in reply to santino44

Thank you 😊 I have everything crossed for you πŸ‘Œ

Great news and thanks for sharing - my EF was 30-35 when I started on Entresto about 5 weeks ago. Hope it improves as much as yoursπŸ‘

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0163SLH in reply to Dave666

I'm sure it will , I'm on the lowest dose too, all the best and keep the faith πŸ‘Œ

That’s brilliant news well done

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0163SLH in reply to PeterpPiper

Thank you 😊

Congratulations, and a massive thank you for posting. really does provide a lot if hope for us all.

Mine was 20% when discharged had no further checks but have a telephone consultation next month. Doing everything I was told and I do feel good at the moment doing more than I eve thought possible (touching wood),

So thank you from me and for others if you do have a blip things can get better.

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0163SLH in reply to uzininemm

Thank you 😊

That’s really good news - treat yourself to a fry-up! Just one!

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0163SLH in reply to Janma123

Thank you 😊 . πŸ˜‚ it wouldn't stop at one πŸ™ˆ

Really pleased you are on the up. How about a big 'grill-up' instead πŸ˜„ Take care.Sheena x

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0163SLH in reply to 19591959

Thank you 😊

Oh 0163SLH that is so good to hear. You doubted that a good change could happen but it did. Here’s to your future improvements and a happy life.I was the same you know. My daughter said Mum this figure can change but I held very little hope. Like you when the Echocardiogram revealed a marked change I felt like I’d win the lottery. ( we both did in a way) ❀️❀️

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0163SLH in reply to Fynndog

Thank you 😊 It's given me a whole new outlook now and I'm determined to increase it more (hopefully) if not I'm so grateful it's where it is now πŸ™ πŸ‘Œ

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Fynndog in reply to 0163SLH

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Excellent news! Great encouragement for anyone else in a similar situation. That's some improvement. πŸ˜€

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0163SLH in reply to GWP1952

Thank you 😊

Great news!

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0163SLH in reply to Jules2021

Thank you 😊

Well done to you 0163SH,have your well deserved fry up!!! You sound like your well disiplined to lifestyle changes now.. something we learn to become on our recovery journey,well done πŸ‘ love

You know what. I may just do it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Gladwyn in reply to 0163SLH

You might get hooked again lol…… careful, you’ve done so well it would be a shame to back track.

What a great result and relief πŸ‘πŸ‘

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0163SLH in reply to Misstibbs

Thank you 😊

What's EF please? I'm a newbie here.

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0163SLH in reply to Ruby40

Hi Ruby. It's is your Ejection Fraction which in turn I think is what they consider level of heart failure. Basically how much blood oxygen is pumped round the body. At this result I pretty much think I've avoided having to have a pacemaker and defibrillator 🀞🀞

Great news. Keep up the good work and stay safe x

Great news! I’ll be asking for that too now if I ever see a respiratory nurse again. πŸ˜€

I was wondering what was the cause of your low ef. My partner has low ef and told it is likely to be caused by multivessel ischaemic heart disease. You must be so pleased πŸ‘

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0163SLH in reply to Weeps24

Well they aren't quite sure. I have severe LAD disease, However I'm insulin diabetic which I guess I didn't take serious enough and I was a smoker. However it was someone on here (wish I could remember who) that told me to ask the cardiologist about entresto and he was more than happy to prescribe it to me as long as I tolerated it. Worth a ask if he's not on it. Yes , so pleased 😊 now the hard work to keep it up πŸ™ˆ

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Weeps24 in reply to 0163SLH

Thank you I am not sure if lad disease is the same as ischaemic heart disease!!! I will certainly ask if this is an option πŸ‘. Yes you must definitely keep it up πŸ™πŸ‘

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0163SLH in reply to Weeps24

I don't think it is for one particular disease, think it's just more used now in heart failure. Always worth an ask πŸ‘ as we are all different .

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