Fraction, ejection: The portion of blood that is pumped out of a filled ventricle as a result of a heartbeat.
The heart does not eject all of the blood that is in the ventricle. Normally, about two-thirds of the blood is pumped out with each beat. That fraction is referred to the ejection fraction.
The ejection fraction is an indicator of the heart's health. If the heart is diseased from a heart attack or another cardiac condition, the ejection fraction may fall, for example, to a third. Only a third of the blood in the ventricle (half the normal two-thirds) is pumped out. The heart is essentially half-normal (in this respect).
Ejection fraction is a measurement of how well your heart is pumping.
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Ejection fraction. By Richard N. Fogoros, M.D., About.com Guide. Updated December 03, 2003. About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our ...
The cardiac ejection fraction is the proportion of blood that is pumped from the left ventricle with each heart beat.