Doppler-derived myocardial performance index in patients with impaired left ventricular relaxation and preserved systolic function.

@article{Fernandes2009DopplerderivedMP,
  title={Doppler-derived myocardial performance index in patients with impaired left ventricular relaxation and preserved systolic function.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Maria G Fernandes and Ivan Romero Rivera and Ben{\'i}cio de Oliveira Rom{\~a}o and Maria Alayde Mendonça and Miriam Lira Castro Vasconcelos and Ant{\^o}nio C Carvalho and Orlando Campos and Angelo Amato Vicenzo de Paola and Valdir Ambr{\'o}sio Mois{\'e}s},
  journal={Echocardiography},
  year={2009},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={907-15}
}
BACKGROUND The Doppler-derived myocardial performance index (MPI) has been used in the evaluation of left ventricular (LV) function in several diseases. In patients with isolated diastolic dysfunction, the diagnostic utility of this index remains unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic utility of MPI in patients with systemic hypertension, impaired LV relaxation, and normal ejection fraction. METHODS Thirty hypertensive patients with impaired LV relaxation were compared… CONTINUE READING