LVEF


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LVEF

LVEF

Left ventricular ejection fraction. See Ejection fraction.
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Prior studies of prophylactic ICD use have included only a minority of patients with LVEF of 30%-35%; the current findings demonstrate a "clearly significant" benefit in this population and support guideline recommendations calling for prophylactic ICD use in eligible patients with an LVEF of 35% or less, the investigators concluded.
In the present study, we sought to determine whether there was any correlation or relationship between the HRPI and LVEF values as determined by echocardiography and to compare the HRPI between the study and control groups.
At the one-year mark following infusion, LVEF increased by 8.
BNP value in the patients group with a different LVEF LVEF <30% 31-40% 41-50% > 51% N 8 22 37 8 X 1129.
Patients with LVEF [greater than or equal to]50% were 24 (22%) and patients with LVEF < 50% were 85 (78%)
A study that randomized 150 elderly patients with symptomatic heart failure and LVEF >45% to diuretics alone (80% were given furosemide), diuretics plus irbesartan, or diuretics plus ramipril found that diuretics alone improved the quality of life score by 46% after 52 weeks and also improved symptoms of heart failure.
There are a number of differences from the previous guidance including a baseline assessment of cardiac function prior to any chemotherapy enabling the identification of pre-existing cardiac disease, a revision of the LVEF threshold to reflect institutional lower limit values for normal LVEF and the use of interventional strategies to treat cardiac dysfunction during chemotherapy or trastuzumab administration--in particular, the early use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.
If a patient has three or more risk factors and the benefits of using trastuzumab are determined to outweigh the risks, LVEF should be monitored more frequently than every three months.
These included exercise duration, LVEF, Beck Depression Inventory score, and history of atrial fibrillation flutter.
The following parameters were evaluated: patients' medical history, LVEF at admission by transthoracic echocardiography, arterial blood gases (pH, [P.