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October 22, 2018  
HEART ATTACK CENTER: Anatomy > Ejection Fraction
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Heart anatomy: Normal ejection fraction
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Normal ejection fraction

Systole is the term used to describe the beating phase of the heart.

During normal systole, the left ventricle contracts, pumping oxygen-rich blood into the aorta.

In a normal heart, approximately 55% of the blood in the left ventricle is pumped out with each contraction. This is referred to as an ejection fraction of 0.55.

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