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A 60 year old man with ischemic cardiomyopathy on a good medical regimen for several months is being considered for a primary prevention ICD. EF is calculated using Simpsons rule method however in the 2 chamber view a diastole frame is used for measurements before true end diastole is reached. What will this do to the calculated EF?


Author: Atif Qasim, MD FASE
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