Impairment of left ventricular function in systemic lupus erythematosus evaluated by measuring myocardial performance index with tissue Doppler echocardiography.

@article{Cacciapuoti2005ImpairmentOL,
  title={Impairment of left ventricular function in systemic lupus erythematosus evaluated by measuring myocardial performance index with tissue Doppler echocardiography.},
  author={Federico Cacciapuoti and Domenico Galzerano and Paolo Capogrosso and Alessandro Arciello and Domenico Liberti and Fulvio Cacciapuoti and Diana Lama},
  journal={Echocardiography},
  year={2005},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={315-9}
}
In 44 patients affected by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) without any clinical signs of heart disease (group I) the myocardial performance index (MPI) was calculated to investigate left ventricular function. The index, as the sum of isovolumetric contraction time (ICT) and isovolumetric relaxation time (IRT) divided by ejection time (ET), was measured… CONTINUE READING