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The pressure loaded right ventricle 

The pressure loaded right ventricle
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The pressure loaded right ventricle
Author(s):

Clive Handler

and Gerry Coghlan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199572564.003.014
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date: 22 October 2019

Introduction 50

Anatomy 50

Pathophysiology 50

ECG in right heart disease 52

Imaging of the RV 53

Invasive assessment of RV 58

Prognosis and symptoms in PAH are determined largely by RV function. Compared to the LV, the RV is difficult to image and evaluate haemodynamically because of its anatomy and interrelationship with the LV, its geometry, and its sensitivity to alterations in pulmonary pressure. It also fails comparatively early in response to pressure overload....

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