The relationship between left ventricular systolic function and congestive heart failure

@inproceedings{Wachspress2005TheRB,
  title={The relationship between left ventricular systolic function and congestive heart failure},
  author={Joseph D. Wachspress and Paul R. Marantz and Jonathan N. Tobin and Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller},
  year={2005}
}
There is no uniformly accepted clinical definition for congestive heart failure (CHF), although criteria have been published by various groups. There is also no reference standard for CHF, although left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) gives a quantitative assessment of systolic function and is useful in predicting prognosis. To determine the relationship between LVEF and clinically diagnosed CHF, we compared resting LVEF determined by radionuclide ventriculography with diagnosis of CHF by… CONTINUE READING