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what does a conclusion from a one-day protocol gated spect persantine sestamibi study of systolic function preserved with an ef of 60% mean?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Normal: It means you have a normal heart (at least to the extent that you've reported your results here). Specifically, ef is a measure of the percentage of blood your heart can pump in a single beat. This reflects the pumping strength of your heart muscle. Normal strength is over 55%. Too high is just as harmful as too low. You're just right!
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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