LVEF cut-off predicts sudden death after PCI

An LVEF of 40% is a good but not perfect cut-off for stratifying risk of sudden death in myocardial infarction patients who have undergone PCI, NSW researchers say.

Dr Sarah Zaman and colleagues in the cardiology department of Westmead Hospital, Sydney aimed to determine the optimal cut-off in left ventricular ejection fraction to select STEMI patients for further risk stratification and possible implantable cardiocardioverter-defibrillator use after PCI.

Writing in the Europace, they said LVEF