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TitleThe Right Ventricle [electronic resource] / edited by Marvin A. Konstam, Jeffrey M. Isner
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1988
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Descript X, 342 p. online resource


It is quite natural that literature related to carยญ heart disease, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary and diac structure, function, pathology, and pathoยญ pulmonary vascular disease, trauma, acquired valvular disease, congenital disease, and surgiยญ physiology has emphasized the left heart and systemic circulation. The relative lack of imยญ cal considerations. The pathologic and clinical relevance of myocardial infarction of the right portance of the right ventricle was supported by studies performed in the 1940s and 1950s ventricle has only been documented over the which suggested that the right ventricular free last 15 years. The chapter on right ventricular wall could be effectively destroyed in an animal infarction integrates clinical, functional, pathoยญ model without detectable untoward hemodyยญ physiologic, and pathologic observations to proยญ namic consequences. The relative inadequacy vide the reader with a thorough review, equally of noninvasive tools to study right ventricular relevant to the clinician and investigator. The contribution on dilated cardiomyopathy proยญ structure and function obviated detailed and systematic investigation. However, over the vides novel insight into the impact of right ventricular performance on the functional inยญ past 15 years there has been a resurgence of interest in the right ventricle by a variety of capacity accompanying left heart failure. A book dealing with the right ventricle would investigators. The skeptic would argue that this renewed interest resulted from an exhaustion be incomplete without at least cursory reference we have of clinically-related observations that could be to the pulmonary circulation


1. Assessment of Right Ventricular Function -- 2. Effects of Afterload and Preload on Right Ventricular Systolic Performance -- 3. Ventricular Interdependence -- 4. Pericardial Influences on the Right Heart -- 5. The Right Heart: Electrophysiologic Considerations -- 6. Right Ventricular Myocardial Infarction -- 7. Dilated Cardiomyopathy: The Role of the Right Ventricle in Determining Functional Capacity -- 8. Pulmonary Vascular Disease -- 9. The Right Ventricle in Chronic Pulmonary Disease -- 10. Management of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension -- 11. Right Ventricular Trauma -- 12. Acquired Disorders of the Pulmonic and Tricuspid Valves -- 13. Congenital Heart Disease: The Right Ventricle as a Pulmonary, Systemic, and Single Ventricle -- 14. Congenital Heart Disease: Pathologic Alteration of the Right Heart -- 15. Congential Heart Disease: Right Heart Function Following Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease -- 16. Perioperative Right Heart Dysfunction -- 17. Heart-Lung Transplantation

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