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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 more

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Echocardiogram (Definition)

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


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My echocardiogram show moderately reduced left ventricular systolic function with and estimated ejection fraction approximately 30-35 Explain please ?

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

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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

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My echocardiogram report says LVEF "reasonable to good" what does this mean Ejection fraction wise? 30% 40% 50% 60%?

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

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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

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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.

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 more

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Echocardiogram normal except for minimal mitral regurgitation. Ejection Fraction 64. EKG/X-rays normal. is any treatment or more testing needed?

Echocardiogram normal except for minimal mitral regurgitation. Ejection Fraction 64. EKG/X-rays normal. is any treatment or more testing needed?

Sounds pretty normal: but not knowing what your symptoms are (if any) and why the tests were ordered in the first place makes it impossible to advise about additional testing being necessary. Consider a consultation so that all of the clinical information can be assessed or discuss this with your health care provider. ...Read more

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What wave on an ECG shows ejection fraction and how would it look if it was poor?

What wave on an ECG shows ejection fraction and how would it look if it was poor?

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 more

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Cardiac Echo (Definition)

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


Ejection Fraction (Definition)

It is a measurement of hearts efficiency.That is the proportion of blood that is pumped from the left ventricle with each heart beat normal ejection fraction is ...Read more