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The Right Ventricle in Left Heart Failure

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Fig. 17.1 Kaplan–Meier plots for all-cause mortality (a) and HF hospitalization (b) by RV ejection fraction categories [11]. (with permission Meyer P, Filippatos GS, Ahmed MI, et al. Effects of…

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Exercise-Induced Right Heart Disease in Athletes

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Fig. 15.1 A consistent relationship between increases in pulmonary artery pressures and cardiac output during exercise. Echocardiographic estimates of pulmonary artery pressures (PAP)—panels (a) and (b)—demonstrate a near-linear relationship between…

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Right Ventricular Assist Devices

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Fig. 21.1 Extracorporeal RV assist devices. (a) Centrimag impeller and pump (video by Thoratec Corp.). (b) BioMedicus pump and circuits for RV support alone (left) and biventricular support (right). Adapted…

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Acute Right Ventricular Failure

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Fig. 9.1 Mechanisms of acute RV failure. Acute RVF frequently is multifactorial and includes a number of pathological conditions that result in reductions in RV contractility and preload, in addition…

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