Effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy on the Doppler Tei index.

@article{Yuasa2009EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy on the Doppler Tei index.},
  author={Toshinori Yuasa and Chinami Miyazaki and Jae Kon Oh and Raul Emilio Espinosa and C. J. Bruce},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={253-60}
}
BACKGROUND The Tei index is an indicator of systolic and diastolic myocardial performance. We evaluated the Tei index in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS Forty-two patients were studied before CRT and 1 day and 6 months after CRT, comparing responders with nonresponders. RESULTS The Tei index decreased 1 day after CRT… CONTINUE READING