Attenuated right ventricular energetics evaluated using 11C-acetate PET in patients with pulmonary hypertension

The right ventricle (RV) has a high capacity to adapt to pressure or volume overload before failing. However, the mechanisms of RV adaptation, in particular RV energetics, in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) are still not well understood. We aimed to evaluate RV energetics including RV oxidative metabolism, power and efficiency to adapt to… CONTINUE READING