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 computer.
A ventriculogram can show:
- The movement of your heart muscle as your left ventricle fills and pumps blood.
- The size of your left ventricle.
- How efficiently your left ventricle pumps blood (ejection fraction).
- How well blood flows through your heart valves (aortic and mitral valves).
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||George Philippides, MD - Cardiology|
|Last Revised||July 20, 2011|