Tei-index in symptomatic patients with primary and secondary mitral regurgitation

@article{Bruch2002TeiindexIS,
  title={Tei-index in symptomatic patients with primary and secondary mitral regurgitation},
  author={Christian Bruch and Axel Schmermund and Nikolaos Dagres and Marc N Katz and Thomas W. Bartel and R. Erbel},
  journal={The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2002},
  volume={18},
  pages={101-110}
}
Significant mitral regurgitation (MR) may result from primary valve dysfunction or develop secondary to ischemic or dilated cardiomyopathy. The index ‘isovolumic contraction time and isovolumic relaxation time divided by ejection time’ (ICT + IRT/ET, ‘Tei-index’) is a well established measure of global cardiac function in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and cardiac amyloidosis. We sought to define the diagnostic value of the Tei-index in patients with significant MR of various origin… CONTINUE READING