most recent update and new medication for HF
Hello co pacers
So I had my 6 months check (after having had a severe cardiomyopathy dilated left ventricule diagnosed in November 2020, and became the CRT-D recepient in Feb 2021)
I was very pleased with my last check in June, and was rather optimistic about the outcome of this one. But after the echography, they told me my ejection fraction was "stable" at 40%. Bummer... I was hoping for a 55, or maybe even 60% after 6 months. The doctor said I should not take into account that number alone. The bloodwork matters a lot too.
The cardiologist later said that my heart is fine now. The CRT-D and the meds are doing the job. My pro -BNP levels are as good as on a healthy person.
She did mention a new med Dapagliflozine suppose to be good for my HF. Initially a anti diabetic med.
Has anyone here taken this med before ?
So far so good...