“Your heart is not pumping like it should,” the cardiologist said. “You’re in heart failure. It’s amazing that you’re running at all.”
He said her ejection fraction was at 20%, meaning 80% of her blood stayed in the heart’s ventricle instead of pumping through her body.
“Do you want me to start running less?” she asked. “Like maybe 5 miles?”
“No running at all,” he ordered…
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