Hi there. Your fathers heart seems to be doing well. 45-50% is quite good. His life expectancy is really only a matter for his doctor to discuss. I'm no doctor, but based on just the EF, I imagine he will lead as normal life provided he does whats required by the doctors to start with. Write down your concerns and go to the next appointment and get the clarity and peace of mind you need.
His life expectancy should not be impaired by these numbers. Heart failure does not start unless his EF drops below 30% and he is well above that. He needs to follow his doctor's instructions and retest as recommended. His next EF measurement may be back in the normal range over 55%.
I'd love to hear from somone who has had similar story as mine, would be very helpful :)
Only your father's cardiologist knows the details of your father's heart function. I suggest you accompany your father to his next appointment to learn more.
Anyone any other opinion?
Erijon thank you for your answer :)
You really think his EF is going to be back on normal range soon?