Heart Disease Community
Low Ejection Fraction from Stress MPI
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Low Ejection Fraction from Stress MPI

I just had a Stress MPI test and they found that my Ejection Fraction is 39%.  Something about my Left Ventricle Wall having an abnormality.  What does this mean?
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
367994_tn?1304957193
Thanks for sharing. The ejection fraction is the percentage of blood pumped into circulation with each heart beat.  Normal is 55-75%.  The left ventricle wall (pumping chamber) squeezes against the wall separating left and right chambers to pump oxygenated blood into circulation.  If the chamber wall has an impairment to the heart muscle, there is less of an ability to pump effectively and the EF will be lower.  When the EF falls below 29%, that usually indicates the amount of blood pumped is not enough to meet the system's demand and considered heart failure range.

Before you ask the EF can be increased depending on the underly cause for heart wall impairment.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
fessie1080 commented on When Your Cold Is Not...
Dec 19
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Study finds laundry detergent pods,...
Dec 19 by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
AMP-activated protein kinase possib...
Dec 19 by gymdandee
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank