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Table 3 Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) determined by focused cardiac ultrasound (FCU) versus the reference examinationa

From: Hand-held cardiac ultrasound examinations performed in primary care patients by nonexperts to identify reduced ejection fraction

 Assessment of LVEF by FCU
LVEF < 50%LVEF ≥ 50%Total
Comprehensive ultrasound (reference)LVEF < 50%9 (47.4%)10 (52.6%)19 (13.6%)
LVEF ≥ 50%23 (19.0%)98 (81.0%)121 (86.4%)
Total32 (22.9%)108 (77.1%)140
  1. aA total of 140 FCU examinations were performed in 100 patients