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Definition of Stroke index

Stroke index: A cardiodynamic measure. Stroke volume is the amount of blood the left ventricle ejects in one beat, measured in milliliters per beat (ml/beat). The stroke volume can be indexed to a patient's body size by dividing by the body surface area to yield the stroke index.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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