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Novel methods for assessment of right heart structure and function in pulmonary hypertension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22954276     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Long-term increases in pulmonary vascular resistance and pulmonary arterial pressure resulting from structural alterations and abnormal vasoreactivity of the pulmonary vasculature may lead to right ventricular (RV) remodeling. Conventional methods of assessment of RV structure and function do not provide sensitive markers of RV remodeling for prognostic information. Advances in cardiac imaging have provided the capability to obtain quantitative information on the RV structure and function. This article reviews the clinical conditions that result in PH and discusses the novel and emerging methods for the assessment of right heart structure and function in PH in infants and children.
Gautam K Singh; Philip T Levy; Mark R Holland; Aaron Hamvas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1557-9840     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-07     Completed Date:  2013-02-11     Revised Date:  2014-04-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  685-701     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Heart Defects, Congenital / physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Heart Function Tests
Hypertension, Pulmonary / physiopathology*,  ultrasonography
Infant, Newborn
Risk Factors
Vascular Resistance / physiology
Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / physiopathology*,  ultrasonography
Ventricular Function, Right / physiology
Ventricular Remodeling / physiology*

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