Background: Myocardial performance index (MPI) has been investigated in a variety of populations, but the effect of food intake has not been evaluated. We assessed whether myocardial performance index is affected by food intake in healthy subjects. Methods: Twenty-three healthy subjects aged 25.6 ± 4.5 years were investigated. MPI was measured before, 30 min after, and 110 min after a standardized meal. Results: MPI decreased significantly (P < 0.05) from fasting values 30 min after the meal, and had almost returned to baseline after 110 min. MPI decreased from 0.28 ± 0.06 (fasting) to 0.20 ± 0.07 30 min after eating. At 110 min after eating the index value was almost back to the baseline value 0.26 ± 0.06. (P = 0.15). Conclusions: This study shows that myocardial performance index is affected by food intake in healthy subjects.
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
- Food intake
- Myocardial performance index