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Right ventricular failure after cardiac surgery.
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PMID:  22548818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Right ventricular (RV) failure remains a major problem in cardiac surgery, particularly in the setting of heart transplantation and following institution of left ventricular support. Experimental studies have shown that RV function is derived from 2 sources: the free wall of the RV and the interventricular septum. Management of RV failure involves not only decreasing RV afterload, but also optimizing both contributions to RV function, which is best achieved by optimizing developed systemic pressure. Techniques for managing the pulmonary circulation and strategies for optimizing RV function in various clinical settings are presented.
Gus J Vlahakes
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Publication Detail:
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:  283-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Harvard Medical School, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, COX630, Boston, MA 02114-2696, USA.
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