Yes, I was recently diagnosed with mild left ventricle dysfunction. My ejection fraction was 45% and my heart was enlarged. I attributed this to the ASD (atrial septal defect) that I had repaired at age 16. However, when I took my two boys (age 9 and 12) in to the cardiologist they both had low ejection fractions too. My youngest also had a small ASD and his ejection fraction was 48%. My youngest is awaiting a genetic work up. We are going to the genetic in June. We are new to all this. We thank Dr. Diane for her study we would have never put the pieces together without her.
Hey, you’re welcome! Please keep a close eye at Prettyill because I believe I figured this out and will start a registry (God willing) so we can all have the same blood test at the same lab to confirm it. Then, I REALLY WANT us to try a medication that has rocked my world! (I HAD to try it! Now my kids are on it, too. But we need to do the blood test first to “prove this” to the doctors. Cool? I put my thought process on a poster for ISNVD. The same thing happens to patients with multiple sclerosis. You can see this cool poster (which I got to present to DR. ZAMBONI — the man who “found” CCSVI!) here: http://bit.ly/GXUbWo Now you can see how my mind works. ha. 🙂 Diana