Entresto and EF with ICD

I recently had an ICD implanted when my EF dropped a bit to 33. I was also put on Entresto. Has anyone seen a significant increase in EF with the ICD or Entresto?





by Grateful Heart - 2019-03-09 11:46:39

My EF was 24% when I needed my first CRT-D.  Over time it increased to 50% and then 55% where it was last noted about 2 years ago.  I have never taken blood thinners though.

I was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy, SSS, LBBB, an enlarged heart and I'm probably leaving something out.  My heart is no longer enlarged.

I know not everyone sees such an improvement and I am very fortunate but yes, it is possible.  I credit my improvement to good doctors and changing my diet, exercising and meds.

The main test is to go by how you feel.

Grateful Heart


by msully74 - 2019-03-16 20:16:07

Sept 2017: EF 15% and viral cardiomyopathy diagnosed

Oct 2017: ICD Implanted & Entresto Started

May 2018: EF 40%

Sept 2018: EF 50%

No ICD Shocks thus far so It's meds, diet and exercise doing the healing.

Low salt diet is difficult. I'm 44 years old and live in Ireland.

thanks for the comments

by lefty2 - 2019-03-17 11:46:07

You both have given me hope that I will see an imrpovement. I have my MUGA test tomorrow and are hoping my EF increases.


by VasKing - 2019-03-25 17:41:17

I`m on Entresto and I have to say that it seems that it`s working!

It gave me heart rythme, much less arrythmias. Seems like a good med.


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