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Management of Acute Right Ventricular Failure in the Intensive Care Unit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22805893     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Acute failure of the right ventricle is a common challenge in the intensive care unit that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Although often a complication of left ventricular failure, right ventricular failure is a distinct clinical entity, both in terms of its hemodynamic abnormalities and response to treatment. Effective management of right ventricular failure must consider the unique properties of the right ventricle and the pulmonary circulation, and their response to common pharmacologic and mechanical interventions. In this review, we present a contemporary approach to patients with acute failure of the right ventricle including strategies for mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic management, and mechanical circulatory support.
Authors:
Eric M Green; Michael M Givertz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current heart failure reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1546-9549     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101196487     Medline TA:  Curr Heart Fail Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA, 02115, USA, emgreen@partners.org.
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