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Right ventricular assessment 

Right ventricular assessment
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Right ventricular assessment
Author(s):

David Hendron

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198749080.003.0008
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date: 06 December 2021

This chapter will outline how the right ventricle differs from the left ventricle, in terms of anatomy and physiology, and will describe the concepts of right ventricular pressure, volume overload, and ventricular interdependence. It will describe how two-dimensional echo can be used to detect right ventricular enlargement and systolic impairment, and distinguish between acute and chronic pathophysiology. The advanced section will introduce how to recognize pulmonary hypertension and use tissue Doppler analysis to assess right ventricular systolic function.

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