Explanation Of Lab Results From Ejection Fraction In 4-year-old Children?
My son is now 4 years old, my son has a heart leak. In fact, his son is physically fit and very active. This month’s echo results say the ejection fraction is 66.0% while 6 months ago the ejection fraction was 63.3%. What is the conclusion of the results now and 6 months ago … thank you
Hello Mimin, thank you for the question on HealthReplies.com.
Heart leak basically has several types and each type has its own different symptoms and also the symptoms that arise also depend on the severity of heart leak experienced by someone.
In children, heart leaks that occur are often caused due to failure in heart development during pregnancy, so that this disease is included as a congenital defect. This failure can be caused due to genetic disorders or due to certain bacterial infections in the mother during pregnancy.
For your question, ejection fraction (EF) is a measurement of how much blood is pumped out of the left ventricle of the heart. Normal EF values are generally at 50-70%, which means 50-70% of the amount of blood in the left ventricle is pumped out throughout the body. This check is useful to see the heart's ability to pump blood and also to see how severe the heart condition experienced is mainly for patients with heart failure.
For your child's EF results, the increase from 6 months ago, where initially 63.3% is currently valued at 66%, which means that currently 66% of the blood in the left ventricle of your child's heart is pumped out throughout the body and this figure is still within the normal EF value, which means that your child does not have a heart blood pump disruption and his left pumping chamber has increased.
I hope this helps.