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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Should I be concerned that my LVEFreads 46% revealed in a recent

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Should I be concerned that my LVEFreads 46% revealed in a recent echocardiogram
Hi--first can I ask why the study was done?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Mild interstitial lung disease

OK Brian--did the echo show anything else like a valve problem or an enlarged ventricle or atrium? Before this did you know you had any heart problems?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I dont have anymore information My consultant wont tell me any more until I see him in June. If you are unable to comment can I be refunded my payment.

OK Brian. A left ventricular ejection fraction of 46% is low--normal would be at least 55%. It basically means that your left ventricle isn't pumping as much blood as it should. Usually this is seen after a heart attack or with a valve problem or with something called cardiomyopathy--an enlarged heart. Since all we have is the ejection fraction and nothing more I can't say what exactly is the cause here but you need to see a cardiologist for this and you'll need further testing including a stress test and possibly cardiac catheterization
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