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Video 14-2: Apical four-chamber view of severe DCMP note increased LV diastolic volume (LVDV) and poor LV ejection fraction (LVEF).

From: Critical Care Ultrasonography, Second Edition

LVEF can be determined by biplane Simpson’s method LVEF% = (LVDV - LVSV):LVEDV × 100. LVEDV, left ventricular end diastolic volume. Spontaneous LV contrast is again noted and so is poor separation of the mitral valve leaflets during diastole (likely due to increase LV diastolic pressure).

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Author(s) Narinder P. Bhalla, Marguerite Underwood, Alexander B. Levitov
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