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The study defined left ventricular systolic dysfunction as an ejection fraction of less than 50% and/or a mid-wall fractional shortening of 15% or less.
Relationship between ivabradine treatment and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with stable coronary artery disease and left ventricular systolic dysfunction with limiting angina: a subgroup analysis of the randomized controlled BEAUTIFUL trial.
Correlation of B-type natriuretic peptide level to 6 min walk test performance in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
For example, the appearance of Q waves on the ECG indicates the possibility of left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
As coronary artery disease is the leading cause of heart failure, it is preferable to perform coronary angiogram in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction who are more than 35 yr of age even in the absence of clinical evidence of coronary artery disease.
The researchers from University of Athens in Greece found that consuming fish one to two times per week can help reduce the risk of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in post acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients.
The medications that have brought resounding improvements in survival and quality of life in HF--ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, and [beta]-blockers--have been studied almost exclusively in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction, and that's the HF population in which those drugs are approved.
The maturing of the large baby-boomer population is leading to an increase in the number of congestive heart failure (CHF) and left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) cases throughout the United States.