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Ejection Fraction question

My nuclear stress test shows I have an ejection fraction of 88%.  Is this good?  Anything to be concerned about?  This is what my results showed:   TID: 1.06
        Resting EDV: 47
        Resting ESV:5
        Resting EF:88%
        
        Stress EDV: 47
        Stress ESV:4
        Stress EF: 92%
        
        Baseline BP:103/66
        Baseline HR:70
        Peak Stress BP:76/46
        Maximum HR Achieved:94 .
       Exercise Level: N/A .
       *Pre-Stress EKG: Normal Sinus Rhythm .
       *Stress EKG: Normal Sinus Rhythm , No ST changes.
       *Arrhythmias observed  None .
       *Resting Left Ventricle size Normal .
       *Peak Stress Left Ventricle Size Normal .
       *Right Ventricle appears Normal .
       *Post stress global LVEF is  Normal .
       *FINDINGS:
        1. small reversible myocardial perfusion defect noted in the basal anterior wall (area of reversible ischemia 3%).
        2. Normal wall thickening.
        3. Normal LV systolic function..
       *CONCLUSIONS:
        1. small reversible myocardial perfusion defect noted in the basal anterior wall (area of reversible ischemia 3%). Low risk stress test.
        2. EF 88%
2 Responses
Avatar universal
Did you question your Doctor about it? You need to take advice from a medical person and not laymen like us, We can help each other with general stuff or our own experience, but in matters of the heart it's best to seek the info from your cardiologist, if you don't have one ask for a referral.
Avatar universal
Actually, the average ejection fraction is between 55-75% so having a higher one is fine. Our heart needs to have some blood left in the heart when it pulls blood into the heart. It does not push all of it back out. If it goes below the 55%, then doctors begin to look at why the heart is not functioning at capacity.
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