Search our website Find job opportunies at THI and St. Luke's Find a doctor location and contact information
Heart Information Center
 
Ask a Heart Doctor
  Back to previous page

 

Help us improve this service.

Your feedback will help guide us in developing this site.

Ask a Texas Heart Institute Doctor 
Informed patients make better patients.

Question:

My father’s heart is said to be working 25%. What does this mean?

Hi, my father was in the air force. He is still working in university. Recently he got some heart problem and doctor said his heart is working 25%. What does this mean? He is good, having no pain. His BP now under control. Please advise me. He is now taking medicine like advan, scart, and lizaorid. Please tell me how he can recover. Thanks.  

submitted by Imran from Pakistan on 4/07/2013

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Maher M. Nasser, MD    

Maher M. Nasser, MD Your father has weakness of the heart muscle. The number they gave you is a measure of how efficient the heart functions as a pump. People may have this condition with minimal symptoms. They usually improve with treatment. Medicines you mentioned are either brand or commercial names, and not scientific to allow me to tell you what they do or how effective they are. I hope your father gets better.     

See also on this site:  

Has your question or a similar one already been answered?

Search all the Heart Doctor questions and answers.

To search for a doctor or access St. Luke's physician referral service, use the "Find a Doctor" link at the top of this page.


Updated April 2013
Top  
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to us on YouTube Find Us on Flicikr Follow Us on Pinterest Add us on Google+ Find us on LinkedIn

Please contact our Webmaster with questions or comments.
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
© Copyright 1996-2014 Texas Heart Institute.
All rights reserved.
This website is accredited by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. U.S. NEWS America's Best Hospitals 2013-14