Ejection fraction is what?

% bile ejected by GB. Normal gallbladders have an ejection fraction of over 50%. Intermediate range is 35-50%. Less than 35% is considered abnormal. Key finding in gallbladder dyskinesia is the association of symptoms with the administration of cck during the hida scan.

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I understand that 25 mg 2x is the maximum dosage of coreg (carvedilol). If correct and my ejection fraction decreases what alternative medications are available?

Depends. If you are taking Carvedilol for low systolic function, low ef, then you should be on other meds, e.g. Ace-i or arb as well. Depending on how low your ef is, you may need to be on others meds too. If your heart rate is not at goal with carvedilol, your physician may try you on other beta blockers. Cause of low ef should be investigated and treated as well. Read more...
Options available. I rarely use more than Coreg (carvedilol) 25mg twice a day, but doses uptown 50mg twice a day for body weight >85kg are permitted, if heart rate and BP tolerate. I would start on spironolactone or eplerenone, which are proven medications to improve heart function, provided kidney function/potassium levels are acceptable. Use of biv icd is another option. Discuss with your cardiologist. Read more...

Heart catheterization report say : minimal coronary artey disease, 50% diagonal small branch. Ejection Fraction 55%. what does it mean?

Not worrisome. The report says it all: "minimal" coronary disease. Many otherwise healthy people have cholesterol build-up in their arteries that causes no problems. Having said that, it's a reminder that diet and exercise and avoidance of smoking are needed to keep these from turning into problems. The 55% ejection fraction is normal. It means the heart is pumping well. Read more...
Talk to your doctor. The findings you report indicate that the heart is pumping blood efficiently and that there is not a lot of plaque in the coronary arteries. However catheterization results need to be discussed in detail with the doctor who ordered the test since the clinical context is critical for analyzing the results. Read more...

I have been having chest pain- dull ache from my left to center of chest. I do have CHF and ejection fraction at 40%. What could be causing the ache?

See your doctor. You need work up to rule out coronary artery disease. You need ECG and stress test, I assume that ECHO has been already done, because you know that you EF is 40 %. Your lipid profile has to be checked as well. Read more...

What is the normal ejection fraction level in cardiology. And what is the most healthy one? Also my echo in 2011 was 50% 2012 was 55% 2014 is 60%.

Normal EF is >50% Normal EF is 55% or above. It is also true that sometimes the function is reported as visual estimation, and so minor changes in EF between different test could be, as we say, operator-dependent. I am assuming that your left ventricular function was normal since 2011, however it was appropriate to monitor because the number 50% was, so to speak, "low normal". Your numbers are now perfectly normal. Read more...
Ranges. "ejection fraction" measurements are best thought of in ranges. any specific measurement can vary a bit from day to day, or meal to meal. Normal is generally 55-75% low normal 50-55% mild dysfunction 40-50% moderate dysfunction 30-40% severe dysfunction . Read more...
Normal EF. A normal EF is considered >55. The variation in your EF is likely read dependent. If the lowest EF you have is 50% I would not be to concerned. I would need to know more about your history but at an EF of 50% you are not at a high risk for sudden cardiac death compared to someone with an EF of 35% or lower. Read more...
60% Normal EF is 60-65%. The variation in your echocardiogram can come from reader variability. It is known that in general cardiologists can have an intraobserver variability from 5 to 10% which would explain the fluctuations in your readings. Read more...
Normal. In general, ejection fraction more than 50% is considered normal. However, if the ejection fraction is calculated should be more than 52% in males and more than 54% in females. Read more...