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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Understanding Ejection Fraction

11/15/2006

Question:

Is an ejection fraction of 52% normal? Thank you for your time.

Answer:

An ejection fraction of 52% is within the 'low normal' range, depending on what type of imaging was used to evaluate the EF. By Echocardiography, we grade EF as normal when it is 55 +/- 5%, or greater. So, 52% would be within this range.

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Karen   Kutoloski, DO Karen Kutoloski, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University