Prognostic implications of ejection fraction from linear echocardiographic dimensions: The strong heart study
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
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.