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What is Ejection Fraction and What Does it Tell You About Your Heart?

Before seeing your cardiologist, your doctor will schedule you for an echocardiogram of your heart. One piece of information your cardiologist can learn from the results of the echocardiogram is whether your ejection fraction (EF) is low. Let’s explain what this means: The heart is a muscle that pumps blood to the rest of your […]

How is Heart Disease Diagnosed? Learning about the Pumping Capacity of the Heart

One of the biggest questions we hear is “how is heart disease diagnosed?” It helps to start at the beginning. The heart is a muscle that provides the force needed to move blood around your entire body and return back to the heart. The standard measure of how well each side of your heart pumps […]