I am 28 years old and was diagnosed with dialated cardiomyopathy after the birth of my second child last summer. I have been having a hard time getting the weight off and I am up to 236 pounds and I am 5'3 in height.
When I had an echo done my ejection fraction rate was below 30 about 6 months ago. I had a subsequent echo done and my EFR was between 40-45. I had a catherization and I don't have any blockages which they said was good. I had a stress test 2 weeks ago and I achieved up to 86%.
I am trying to have bariatric surgery and I have been up and down trying to obtain cardiac clearence. My cardiologist was giving me a hard time because he personally doesnt believe in weight loss surgery and told me weight loss should happen the "old fashion way" (diet and excersize)
I am taking Lisinopril and Co-reg which seems to be helping. Any advice? I really need the Weight Loss Surgery. I have borderline glucose levels, hypertension (slightly controlled with the meds), and arthritis.