Al-Khatib: Consider testing WCDs in patients with lower ejection fractions
Univariate analysis of the comparison revealed that pre-operative ejection fraction
(p value 0.010) and cardiogenic shock (p value 0.031) were a significant risk factors for operative mortality.
Left ventricular thrombus formation in a patient with normal ejection fraction
. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars 2013; 41: 625-8.
The echocardiography post-CRT revealed an improved mitral regurgitation and left ventricular function, with an ejection fraction
of 34% and no intra or interventricular asynchrony (Figures 5 and 6).
Results: A total of 288 patients were included in this study, 223 (77.4%) patients had reduced ejection fraction
(EF) 50% HFpEF.
These results have led to a class I, level of evidence A recommendation for exercise training in HF patients regardless of their ejection fraction
in recent European Society of Cardiology HF guidelines .
The purpose of the study was to compare the QRS score with left ventricular ejection fraction
, relate the score to clinical and biochemical estimates of LVEF.
Approximately half of HF patients have a reduced ejection fraction
or HF-rEF, a type of HF that has the worst prognosis.
In the publication, the authors noted that, "This degree of improvement is considered atypical for a patient having suffered an ST elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) with an ejection fraction
below 40 percent post reperfusion (stenting)."
Planar radionuclide ventriculography (RVG) also commonly known as multigated acquisition (MUGA) cardiac blood pool scintigraphy has long been a simple and noninvasive method to assess ventricular function and, in particular, left ventricular ejection fraction
In diastolic heart failure, the heart's pumping strength is preserved and the ejection fraction