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    [Ejection fraction]

    Author: Ron (---.wp.shawcable.net)

    Date: 12-03-02 18:48

    My son age 15 who has HCM had an echo done today. the cardiologist mentioned hat his ejection fraction dropped to 58 from 68.....what does this mean...can anyone enlighten me..thanks..

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    [Re: Ejection fraction]

    Author: Sarah B. Board Moderator (12.144.99.---)

    Date: 12-04-02 04:17

    Dear Ron,

    That is how much blood is leaving the heart when it beats. It should be above 50-55 and in the 55-75 range.

    Have you talked to Lisa about seeing a specialist?

    Sarah

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    [Re: Ejection fraction]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 12-04-02 04:22

    Please do call...but I would not panic... anything over 50 is "normal" - those with HCM tend to have high EF's. A specialist is always a good idea.

    Lisa
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.
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