Your doctor can use your ejection fraction
to determine a course of treatment and assess the therapies you've tried.
LV thrombus formation and peripheral embolization are extremely rare in patients with a normal ejection fraction
and without any etiologic cause, as in our case (7).
Table-I: Demographic and clinical characteristics of acute heart failure patients with reduced and preserved ejection fraction
982) at a cut-off left ventricular ejection fraction
of 50% (Fig.
When patients with preserved ejection fraction
get sick, they might be hospitalized and they might be prescribed medications like diuretics, which reduce the buildup of fluid in the lungs.
Of the 448 patients who did receive proper screening for sudden cardiac arrest, 304 were ineligible for a defibrillator because their ejection fraction
was too high.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a low ejection fraction
[less than or equal to] 50%) on measures of stroke outcome.
The results of a meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicate that supplementing with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is associated with an improvement in ejection fraction
in men and women with congestive heart failure.
In one report, aldosterone antagonists failed to improve mortality or reduce CV readmissions in patients who had heart failure with decreased ejection fraction
, after clinical trials had indicated the agents would do so.
Patients without permanent pacing "saw a significant gain in left ventricular ejection fraction
in the nine months after receiving a new valve," but those "with a right ventricle pacing device actually showed a slight decrease in ejection fraction
The common symptoms of heart failure - shortness of breath, tiredness, oedema - are usually associated with failure of the left side of the heart, as defined by a measurement known as left ventricular ejection fraction
Cholecystectomy is commonly performed based on the finding of an abnormally low gallbladder ejection fraction
After one year, the ejection fraction
or "pumping efficiency" of the hearts of eight patients had improved by more than 12%.
Diastolic heart failure, defined as classic evidence of congestive heart failure with "preserved" or "normal" left ventricular ejection fraction
(LVEF), (1) is often encountered in medical practice.
All heart failure patients were on stable doses of medications and had left-ventricular ejection fractions
of 40% or less; controls had a mean ejection fraction