Low ejection fraction documented during cardiac catheterization is significantly associated with long-term, all-cause mortality

  • Movahed M
  • Sattur S
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Abstract

Background: Decreased ejection fraction (EF) has been found to be a strong predictor of mortality. However, this association has not been studied in patients undergoing ventriculography over a long period of time. Using a large database of patients who underwent coronary angiography for clinical reasons, we evaluated any association between severity of EF impairment and 10 year mortality. Methods: Retrospective angiographic data of 1,937 patients between 1993 to 1997 from the VA Long Beach Health Care System were studied. Decreased EF was defined as EF

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  • Cardiomypathy
  • Cardiovascular risk factors
  • Catheterization
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Ventricolography

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