Does the myocardial performance index affect pulmonary artery pressure in patients with mitral stenosis? A tissue Doppler imaging study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND The relation between systolic pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) and mitral stenosis (MS) has been poorly understood. Although the mitral valve area (MVA) is an important factor affecting the PAP, there is a wide spectrum of the PAP in patients with MS despite a similar MVA. So, we analyzed whether the left and right ventricular myocardial… (More)

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@article{Ozdemir2003DoesTM, title={Does the myocardial performance index affect pulmonary artery pressure in patients with mitral stenosis? A tissue Doppler imaging study.}, author={Kurtuluş Ozdemir and B{\"{u}lent Behl{\"{u}l Altunkeser and Hasan G{\"{o}k and A K Cli}, journal={Echocardiography}, year={2003}, volume={20 3}, pages={249-56} }