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A 33-year-old female asked:

What could it mean if an ejection fraction was 55% 8 years ago and is %75 now? (cardiology did not have old report to compare

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Nothing: It doesn't mean a thing. They're both normal. EF can vary dependent on loading conditions.
Dr. Frank Amico Jr
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Compare: You would really need to compare the two echocardiograms. It could be something as simple as a misread but people who have long standing hypertension can develop a hyperdynamic ventricle. However, given that you are 33 I do not suspect this has happened.
Last updated Nov 11, 2015

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