Echocardiographic evaluation of the right heart

Matthias Schneider, Thomas Binder
2018 Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift  
Symptoms of right ventricular failure include dyspnea, a reduction in exercise capacity, and fluid retention. Right ventricular (dys)function strongly influences functional state and survival. The right ventricle is directly involved in a variety of diseases. A thorough analysis of right ventricular size and function, as well as estimation of pulmonary artery pressures is an important part of every echocardiographic examination. This review analyses the most commonly used parameters for
more » ... cation of right ventricular function. It gives a practical approach for estimation of right ventricular size and function, as well as pulmonary artery pressure.
doi:10.1007/s00508-018-1330-3 pmid:29556779 pmcid:PMC6061659 fatcat:qnbcs7eilner5nr3alvfmfn6pi