Heart Failure: Evaluation of LVS Function (how strong your heart muscle is)

What does it mean?
The heart has four chambers – two upper and two lower. The left lower chamber or left ventricle is the main muscle that pumps blood through the body. Measuring the strength of the left ventricle provides an excellent indication of the type of treatment the patient should receive. When the doctor knows this measurement, patients have better outcomes.

Why is it important?
As the main pumping chamber of the heart, the stronger the left ventricle of heart failure patients is the better chance the patient has of living a normal life.

What does it measure?
This measure is used to determine the percentage of heart failure patients who have received an evaluation of the function of the left ventricle of the heart.

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.