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After having pneumonia I was diagnosed with CHF now my heart is pumping 45% instead of the 20% after the diagnosis is this a big difference?

Asked by silky1 (1510points) October 13th, 2010

Also my doctor says he’d be happy with 60%. Can I live a normal life with the 45%?

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marinelife's avatar

You need to ask your doctor those questions or do your own research on the Web. Look up Congestive Heart Failure on a reputable site like Mayo Clinic.

PubMed cites research that shows that supplementing with CoQ10 can be beneficial for those with Congestive Heart Failure.

Good luck.

janbb's avatar

@marinelife has it exactly right. This is too big a topic for us to weigh in on. Another good site for layman’s info is

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Check with your Dr, but there are classes at my local YMCA for strengthening and improving heart function. It includes exercise and proper nutrition.

You may need a referral from your Dr.

dalia's avatar

It depends on the class of CHF you are in, and other health problems you might have. Your doctor will give a precise answer as he/she might know your condition better.

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