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Evaluation of left ventricular global function, using Doppler myocardial performance index in patients with systemic hypertension.
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PMID:  18946455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study was designed to compare the Doppler myocardial performance index (Tei index) between those patients with systemic hypertension with normal populations. 50 patients with hypertension (16 with left ventricular hypertrophy and 34 without hypertrophy) were taken as cases and 52 age & sex matched healthy individuals were taken as controls. Left ventricular global function was calculated using the echocardiographic Doppler index as described by Tei et al. (Tei index). Left ventricular global function differs significantly between the groups. It does not differ significantly between those with left ventricular hypertrophy and without hypertrophy. Pulmonary venous flow parameters revealed significant increase in atrial reversal velocity and also significant lengthening of atrial reversal duration. All of these parameters signify worsening diastolic properties. The Tei index is not affected by increasing age and therefore, is appropriate for evaluating left ventricular global function in hypertensive patients, most of whom are middle aged or older. This index may be useful for determining treatment strategy and evaluating treatment effects.
H Sarkar; M A Siddique; K M Haque; C M Ahmed; M Mahmood; B Bhattacharjee; R C Debnath
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1022-4742     ISO Abbreviation:  Mymensingh Med J     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-23     Completed Date:  2009-08-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9601799     Medline TA:  Mymensingh Med J     Country:  Bangladesh    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S65-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Doppler*
Hypertension / physiopathology*,  ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Sensitivity and Specificity
Stroke Volume / physiology*
Ventricular Function, Left / physiology*

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