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Does An Echocardiogram Show The Ejection Fraction
Resting HR 120-160 found in notes I also have Left ventricular ejection fraction 52% been passing out a lot should I be worried/is this the cause?
Unfortunately yes: You could be having a dangerous heart rhythm, leading to the passing out. The ejection fraction of 52% is still within the normal range; however, you are tachycardic at baseline, and the fast heart rate may overestimate your true ejection fraction as well as lead to heart damage. If you pass out again, I recommend calling 911, otherwise, see cardiologist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Echo refers to reflections of sound waves, typically 0.5-10mhz, sent through a body structure, all variants of water density. Cardio refers to heart. Gram refers to a picture or graphical representation of the data. A form of us, these help see certain aspects of our hearts behavior/function, real-time in motion picture video. Quality & usefulness varies widely as ...Read more
My echocardiogram show moderately reduced left ventricular systolic function with and estimated ejection fraction approximately 30-35 Explain please ?
General definitions: Left ventricular systolic function is a measure of how well the lower left pumping section of the heart squeezes to send blood to the body.Ejection fraction (EF) is the % of blood that is pumped out with each heartbeat.A normal EF at rest usually ranges between 55& 70%. If the heart muscle has been damaged the ejection fraction may be lower. You should discuss results further with your doctor. ...Read more
Ejection fraction on Echocardiogram 45-50% but onnk CMRI 67%.
Which is most accurate? Why discrepancy?
Accuracy dependent: The acuracy of an echo dependent on operator & time alloted&the equip. Having said that, NL EF of echo is >55%. So if looks NL, will be called 55%. Thus, # not written in stone, consensus opinion. No Measurement is perfect because of technical reasons. Best measure `considered' Nuclear. Does require radioactive nuclide injected, NL if EF >50%. Not perfect measure either. Experienced reader helpful ...Read more
During routine echocardiogram, is the ejection fraction usually calculated using the m-mode estimate, or the 2d volume (tracing the lv) measurement?
Either: Both methods are used. However, it is generally accepted that tracing the endocardial borders of the left ventricle at end systole and end diastole in two separate planes gives the best estimate of ejection fraction. When using only the m-mode tracing, there are many assumptions built into the estimate of ejection fraction that can challenge accuracy. ...Read more
My echocardiogram report says LVEF "reasonable to good" what does this mean Ejection fraction wise? 30% 40% 50% 60%?
Echocardiogram: "reasonable to good" is that reader's usage and you'd have to ask that reader to be sure what was meant. In my view 50-55% is reasonable to good. ...Read more
Normal.: Ef >65% is generally reported as normal. ...Read more
Is it normal to have an ejection fraction of 64% on echocardiogram and a ejection fraction of 57% on Cardiac MRI? With the same heart.
No worry!: The ejection fractions measured by echo and by MRI are just estimates. Both the results are close to each other and the difference is no cause for concern. Normal would be between 55 and 70% and your results are both normal and quite close to each other! relatively speaking! Good! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Ef comes from visualizing the heart chamber fully filled and fully contracted (/emptied) and determining what % of the blood within it did not get pumped out. This is done by ultrasound (echocardiogram) or often during cardiac catheterization (using fluoroscopic technique). Ecg/ekg cannot tell you this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any study that shows using Half & Half in a HIDA scan is as accurate as CCK? My ejection fraction was 31%
Yes.: Here is the link for that study: http://jnm.snmjournals.org/content/43/12/1603.full It shows that there is wide variability in the ejection fraction measured when half and half, instead of CCK, is used in a HIDA scan. However, the study concludes that both methods are acceptable. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Cardiac echo is also known as Echocardiogram. Cardiac echo is a somewhat redundant term for "echocardiogram." during this painless procedure, harmless sound waves are passed into the chest and reflected back, providing a detailed image of the heart, measures of the flow of blood within it, and information about certain structures which surround ...Read more
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