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Evaluation of cardiac global function using the myocardial performance index by tissue Doppler echocardiography in patients with uremia.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Publication Date
Volume
25
Issue
12
Pages
1563–1569
Identifiers
PMID: 17121951
Source
Medline

Abstract

Both left and right ventricular systolic and diastolic function are impaired in patients with uremia. The MPI could be measured by tissue Doppler echocardiography, and we suggest that this index provides a novel, noninvasive method for clinical research on global myocardial performance in patients with uremia.

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