A ventriculogram is a test done during
cardiac catheterization that evaluates the main
pumping chamber of your heart (left ventricle).
During a ventriculogram, your doctor injects a dye into your heart
that makes the inside of your heart show up on
X-ray. The images are recorded on film or on a
A ventriculogram can show:
- The movement of your heart muscle as your left
ventricle fills and pumps blood.
- The size of your left
- How efficiently your left ventricle pumps blood (ejection fraction).
- How well blood flows
through your heart valves (aortic and
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
George Philippides, MD - Cardiology
July 20, 2011
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