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The answer is D. D. A higher index means better function

The myocardial performance index is calculated as follows:

MPI = ICT + IVRT/SEP. A lower index therefore means better function. The calculation is independent of geometry and combined measures of both systolic and diastolic (relaxation time) function. It can be used to assess both right and left sided function.


LV function

Author: Atif Qasim, MD FASE
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