A 34-year-old female asked:
My son has an appearance of an athletic heart, the left ventricular shortening fraction is 35% and ejection is 66? is that normal?
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Pathology 45 years experience
Good for him: An athletic heart is good -- bigger than the "normals" for couch potatoes, just as a strength athlete builds his biceps. Many physicians seldom see it and get all excited (or scared because of the lawyers) and feel a need to work it up. These numbers are good.
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Cardiology 59 years experience
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Normal: These numbers are completely normal. I presume that his heart was also a bit enlarged, or someone suspected that. But the numbers you relate are all normal.
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Last updated Feb 27, 2015
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