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Body playing pranks

Posted Aug 24 2008 5:47pm
For the last few days, I've been having some discomfort in my chest.



It is similar to what I had a year back which ended in a diagnosis of Left Ventricular Dysfunction. My Ejection Fraction (EF) was 40% against a normal of (I think) 60+. I had to see a cardiologist and he put me on some medication for the heart.



With the medication, that discomfort gradually went away. After about a year, it reappeared a few days back.



This could be due to the climbing of steps I've had to do in the last week. The elevator at my office threw a fit recently and is being repaired. In the meantime, I'm having to climb four flights of stairs every day.



I was quite nervous. My EF might have probably dropped to 20 I thought. I started having thoughts that there's so much happening in improving dialysis flexibility (wearable dialysis machines, for example); will these things be too late for me?



So, I went to Care Hospital, Banjara Hills and got my ECG and 2D Echo and then met the cardiologist.



After looking at the reports, he said he was pleasantly surprised. My EF was 70% and he has not seen any dialysis patients have such a remarkable improvement like I did! (Thank you daily nocturnal???)



I asked him the cause of the discomfort. He said it could be due to the climbing of the stairs. He asked me to take a break between floors. I was already doing that but wold probably need longer breaks.



My body is probably playing a prank by getting me all worried and then behaving so well during the tests that the docs are actually happy with the progress!
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