Do not give up. I was 72 when I had the same type of problem. I too got on the internet and researched all I could find on CHF & Cardiomyopathy. My Ef was in the low twentys and was told I could expect no more than two years. I chanced upon a Lady in southern Calif who told me about her husband, same problem. A friend of theirs told her to try Co Enzyme Q10, which I research and started on a program of 150Mg a day along with my beta blocker and ace inhibator, prescribed by my Cardiolagist. It has been 7 years and I am still playng golf and enjoying my Grandchildren. My Ef is holding at around 48%, not perfect but good enough to have a good life. Good luck and don't despair. "AL"