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Description: This stock medical exhibit depicts the reduction in ejection fraction due to a myocardial infarction in a series of illustrations. The first illustration shows the normal anatomy of the left ventricle of the heart filled with blood. The second illustration shows the contraction of the normal left ventricle ejecting 60% of the blood into the aorta. The third illustration shows the left ventricle, weakened from a myocardial infarction and filled with blood. The fourth illustration shows a contraction of the weakened ventricle only able to eject 33% of the blood into the aorta.

Last Updated: Apr 30th, 2015