The Tei index: a new prognostic index for patients with symptomatic heart failure.

@article{Harjai2002TheTI,
  title={The Tei index: a new prognostic index for patients with symptomatic heart failure.},
  author={Kishore J Harjai and L King Scott and Krishnamoorthy Vivekananthan and Eduardo Nu{\~n}ez and Ravi Edupuganti},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 9},
  pages={864-8}
}
BACKGROUND The Tei index (TI) is a new echocardiographic/Doppler index of combined systolic and diastolic function, calculated as isovolumic relaxation time plus isovolumic contraction time divided by ejection time. This purpose of this study was to explore the prognostic value of TI in patients with heart failure from left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction. METHODS Of 105 randomly selected participants with LV ejection fraction less than 30% and at least 1 hospitalization for heart… CONTINUE READING