What is the role of the muscle pump ejection fraction (MPEF) test in the evaluation of venous insufficiency?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Robert Weiss, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The MPEF test is used to detect failure of the calf muscle pump to expel blood from the lower leg. Its results are highly repeatable, but a skilled operator is required to obtain clean, meaningful tracings.


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