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You or a loved one have been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, but what exactly does that mean?
When patients have heart failure, their physicians may tell them that they have an ejection fraction of a certain number. The ejection fraction (EF) is a measure of how well the heart squeezes and is one of many tools used to assess heart failure.
“Heart failure” can be a frightening diagnosis for anyone. However, heart failure does not mean that the heart is about to stop; it means that the pumping action of the heart is inadequate to meet the needs of the body.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with heart failure, your cardiologist will do a work-up to determine the cause and severity. This information will help shape your treatment plan.