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Cardiac Function Index (CFI)

The cardiac function index can be used to estimate cardiac contractility. It represents the relation of the flow (cardiac output) and the preload volume (GEDV). Thus, cardiac function index is a preload related cardiac performance parameter.[1]

 CFI formula
CFI
  1. 1. Gassanov N. et al. The PiCCO catheter. Dtsch med Wochenschr 2010; 135(46): 2311-2314