Management of acute right ventricular failure in the intensive care unit.

@article{Green2012ManagementOA,
  title={Management of acute right ventricular failure in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Eric M. Green and Michael M. Givertz},
  journal={Current heart failure reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={228-35}
}
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… CONTINUE READING
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