Is this heart failure?

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Submitted by Dr T on April 23, 2012 – 9:35am

Question: 
What does having a moderate to marked decrease in lv systolic function with an estimated ejection fraction of 30-35%, with global hypokinesis, evidence for impaired diastolic relaxation mean?  What should be my objective in options for treatment, if any?

Hi Connie,
These findings suggest diminished heart function that may lead to heart failure. Treatment depends on the cause.
Hope this helps,
Dr T

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