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A 60-year-old female asked:

The results of my echocardiogram was: reduced lv systolic function with lvef 40%. mild diastolic dysfunction. normal rv systolic function. no significant valvular heart disease. what exactly does this mean? how is it treated?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
See cardiologist: This low LV EF shows a cardiomyopathy which is weak heart muscle contraction which can lead to congestive heart failure. What could be the cause? Previous myocardial infarction from coronary artery disease? Viral infection,old or recent? Excess alcohol ingestion? Associated enlargement of the LV,(not mentioned) from longstanding high blood pressure? Mild stiffness of the ventricle causes diastolic
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