My mum at the age of 85, recently having her echocardiography test, I saw the above description in her report, I wonder why the doctor didnt advise my mum about this description. Is anyone can advise me ? Is this something serious ? Or is ok for old age people like my mum ? Thanks.
What is this mean " LVEF - 45% ~ 49% " ?
- 8 Nov 2013 by kk389
- 8 November 2013
Left ventricular ejection fraction is 45% to 49% Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is the measurement of how much blood is being pumped out of the left ventricle of the heart (the main pumping chamber) with each contraction. 55-70% is normal, 40-55% is Below Normal, Less than 40% May confirm diagnosis of heart failure, <35% Patient may be at risk of life-threatening irregular heartbeats. So she is a bit below normal so her heart function is slightly less than it should be. The LVEF may be lower when the heart muscle has become damaged due to a heart attack, heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy), or other causes.
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Updated 12 Nov 2013 • 1 answer