LVEF: is percentage of blood that pumps out of the heart during each beat.
LVEF: is a measurement to see how well the heart is functioning.

A low LVEF number can occur if your heart muscle has been damaged as a result of:

  • Heart attack
  • Long-term, uncontrolled blood pressure
  • Heart valve problems
  • Heart muscle disease

What should you do?

  • Ask your doctor if your LVEF should be measured.
  • If your LVEF has been measured, ask for your LVEF number.
  • If you have a low LVEF number (35% and below) ask your doctor if you should see a heart failure or heart rhythm specialist.

Did this information help you? If it did and you need more information regarding LVEF, feel free to contact Dr. Dhiren Shah, a cardiac surgeon and heart transplant surgeon for more information at CIMS Hospital in Ahmedabad.