How to play the numbers game — and win

How’s your heart pumping today? Admittedly, most people probably don’t know that answer off the top of their head.

But knowing — and effectively managing — your ejection fraction can make a big impact on the quality of your life and health. Keeping tabs on it not only helps your doctor treat you more effectively but also leads to better outcomes.

Cardiologist J. Emanuel Finet, MD, says it straight: “Low ejection fraction is directly proportional to survival. By improving it, you improve your survival outlook.”

Dr. Finet does the math on ejection fraction and gives seven ways to help you improve your heart’s pumping power.

What is ejection fraction?

Credit: Amanda Mills CDC

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