LVEF


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LVEF

LVEF

Left ventricular ejection fraction. See Ejection fraction.
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Our participants were a general population of patients with HF who were treated at a specific and multidisciplinary HF unit in a tertiary hospital; most patients were white and were referred from the cardiology department, resulting in relatively young men with HF of ischemic etiology and reduced LVEF.
In a previous publication (16), the markers for adverse outcome included in a risk stratification (Rassi) score were left ventricular dysfunction, a low NYHA function class, large left ventricular end-diastolic diameter, segmental or global wall motion abnormalities and cardiomegaly; LVEF was not documented (16).
At the one-year mark following infusion, LVEF increased by 8.
Patients with LVEF [greater than or equal to]50% were 24 (22%) and patients with LVEF < 50% were 85 (78%)
12 Class I ICD indications in patients with structural heart disease 1) In survivors of cardiac arrest due to VF or hemodynamically unstable VT after excluding any completely reversible cause 2) With structural heart disease and spontaneous sustained VT 3) With syncope of undetermined origin with sustained VT or VF induced at EP study 4) With LVEF < 35% who are at least 40-days post MI or 3-months post intervention (PCI or CABG) and who are NYHA CHF class II or III 5) With nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and LVEF < 35% and who are NYHA CHF class II or III 6) LVEF < 30 % who are at least 40-days post MI or 3-months post intervention (PCI or CABG) and who are NYHA CHF class I 7) With non-sustained VT and prior MI, LVEF < 40%, and inducible VF or sustained VT at EP study
While this somewhat cautious approach would be likely to minimise cardiac complications of treatment, the use of an arbitrarily set cut-off value for LVEF of 0.
Monitor LVEF every three months during treatment and following completion.
Since that time, the LVEF is around 20 percent to 25 percent.
These included exercise duration, LVEF, Beck Depression Inventory score, and history of atrial fibrillation flutter.
Despite lack of definitive data, ICD implantation has been recommended recently by Medicare in patients with NICM > 9 months and a measured LVEF [less than or equal to] 30%.