Heart issues after c-section

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-03-2008
Heart issues after c-section
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Mon, 01-12-2009 - 3:11pm

Hello everyone,


I posted a while ago regarding my swellings post c-section. Today I got the results of my Echocardiogram. Well, they are not great... I have " global hypokinesis" and "40-50% ejection fraction". They scheduled me for an urgent cardiology consult tomorrow.


Has anyone experienced this? Is this dangerous? Any ideas would be very helpful.

Me (33), DH (42), DS ( 13,5 months , born 6 weeks early)

 

 

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 01-12-2009 - 8:58pm

I have not personally experienced anything like this...but the 40-50% ejection fraction means that 40-50% of the blood in your left ventricle (the side that sends blood to the body) is pumped out on each beat. An ejection fraction of 55-75%


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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-03-2008
Mon, 01-12-2009 - 9:30pm

Thanks a lot for your reply. I have been researching on internet a lot today as well. It all sounds so scary. I can not believe that I got this problems after having a c-section. I never had any health problems prior to it at all.


I can not wait until my

Me (33), DH (42), DS ( 13,5 months , born 6 weeks early)

 

 

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-23-2005
Mon, 01-12-2009 - 11:15pm
Wow - do they think that you might have a heart condition that was there before your C section? I hope that everything works out and that your appointment on Thursday brings good news. (((BIG HUGS))) I'm sure you must be

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