Study finds variation in LVEF measurement

03/12/2013 | CardiovascularBusiness.com

Tertiary care centers were more likely to measure left ventricular ejection fraction, considered a key performance indicator, in hospitalized heart failure patients than non-tertiary hospitals, according to findings presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting. Researchers found that for the study period, 70% of the tertiary care facilities measured LVEF, compared with only 48% for non-tertiary hospitals. Of the LVEF tests assessed, 70% were conducted with echocardiography, 25% used angiography and 7% used a nuclear medicine procedure. Researchers said there is a need to increase efforts to boost LVEF measurement in non-tertiary facilities.

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