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What does 45% mean in an echo report?
My echo says my heart is at 45% and 50% is normal. What does that mean?
submitted by Paul from Bellflower, California on 3/17/2014
by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Raymond F. Stainback, MD
The normal percentage of blood ejected from the heart is in the range of 50-70% depending on different factors. If the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is 45% (& that is not a measurement error), then it is mildly reduced. The list of possible reasons why is quite extensive & should be discussed with your doctor.
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Updated March 2014