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Ventricular function assessment 

Ventricular function assessment
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Ventricular function assessment
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10.1093/med/9780199549573.003.05
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date: 16 October 2019

Left ventricular function146

Right ventricular function148

RV volume and pressure overload152

Cardiac dilatation, hypertrophy, and dysfunction are a common final pathway for many disease processes, and a good understanding of the normal appearance of the LV is important for reporting CMR scans. The LV is characterized by its muscular wall, papillary muscles, and their chordal attachments. LV trabeculations are typically present, but to a much lesser degree than in the RV....

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