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Anatomy and physiology of the right ventricle.
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PMID:  22548810     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Under normal baseline conditions the unique anatomy, myocardial ultrastructure, and coronary physiology of the right ventricle (RV) reflect a high-volume low-pressure pump. Early work described the RV as a passive conduit with minimal pumping capability. It is now appreciated that through a mechanism of ventricular interdependence, RV systolic function and diastolic load are extremely important in the prognosis and treatment of congestive heart failure, cardiac transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, congenital heart disease, and left ventricle assist devices. Magnetic resonance imaging with three-dimensional analysis has shown the complex geometry of the RV and the interaction of both ventricles within the pericardium.
Louis J Dell'italia
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1558-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-87     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA.
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