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Percent of Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function

Description of Measure

An evaluation of the LVS function checks how the left chamber of the heart is pumping.

Why is this Important?

The proper treatment for heart failure depends on what area of your heart is affected. An important test is to check how your heart is pumping, called an "evaluation of the left ventricular systolic function." It can tell your health care provider whether the left side of your heart is pumping properly. Other ways to check on how your heart is pumping include:

  • your medical history
  • a physical examination
  • listening to your heart sounds
  • other tests as ordered by a physician (like an ECG (electrocardiogram), chest x-ray, blood work, and an echocardiogram)
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All descriptions and data sources are reported from Hospital Compare.

Data reported are based on discharges from 2nd Quarter 2012 through 1st Quarter 2013.

 


 

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