Comparison of echocardiographic markers of right ventricular function in determining prognosis in chronic pulmonary disease.

@article{Burgess2002ComparisonOE,
  title={Comparison of echocardiographic markers of right ventricular function in determining prognosis in chronic pulmonary disease.},
  author={Malcolm I. Burgess and Nesrin Moğulkoç and Rowland J Bright-Thomas and Paul A Bishop and Jim J. J. Egan and Simon G. Ray},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={633-9}
}
Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction determines prognosis in patients with chronic pulmonary disease. We examined the relative prognostic potential of measures of systolic, diastolic, and global RV function in 87 patients with chronic pulmonary disease. Systolic function was evaluated by measuring RV dimensions, diastolic function by pulsed wave Doppler of the tricuspid flow profile, and global function by the Tei index. After 15.5 months follow-up, 47 patients had died. Univariate analysis… CONTINUE READING