Prognostic implications of ejection fraction from linear echocardiographic dimensions: The strong heart study Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular

abstract

  • LV EF from linear echocardiographic measurements as well as segmental LV dysfunction and EF from 2-D wall motion scores strongly and independently predict cardiovascular mortality. Reduced EF by simple echocardiographic method has estimated population-attributable risks of about 35% for cardiovascular death and 12% for all-cause mortality in a population-based sample of middle-aged to elderly adults.

publication date

  • September 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0002-8703(03)00229-1

PubMed ID

  • 12947374

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 527

end page

  • 34

volume

  • 146

number

  • 3