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.