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Table 1 Specificity and sensitivity of descending aorta opacification

From: Blood stasis in the descending thoracic aorta and its relationship to cardiac functional parameters

  Specificity Sensitivity
LVEF < 55 97% 32%
LVEF < 45 95% 40%
LVEF < 35 93% 53%
LVSV < 50 ml 92% 53%
CO < 5 L/min 96% 38%