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[Left ventricular ejection fraction: pathophysiological aspects and intrinsic limitations].
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PMID:  23196682     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Ejection fraction (EF) is the most widely used instrumental parameter in clinical cardiology for the evaluation of left ventricular systolic function and prognostic stratification of various cardiac diseases, including ischemic heart disease and heart failure. EF has some advantages but also many limitations, which may favor an incorrect use of this parameter. Moreover, the different cardiac imaging techniques available for EF calculation can be an additional source of errors and inaccuracies. This article will review in detail the pathophysiological features and intrinsic limitations of EF, with the aim to clarify how to properly use this parameter.
Donato Mele
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Giornale italiano di cardiologia (2006)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1827-6806     ISO Abbreviation:  G Ital Cardiol (Rome)     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101263411     Medline TA:  G Ital Cardiol (Rome)     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  ita     Pagination:  793-808     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vernacular Title:
La frazione di eiezione del ventricolo sinistro. Aspetti fisiopatologici e limiti intrinseci.
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