Management of acute right ventricular failure.

  title={Management of acute right ventricular failure.},
  author={Roberta L. Hines},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  volume={5 3 Suppl},
The thin-walled right ventricle compensates poorly for any increase in afterload, and its output abruptly decreases with small elevations in pulmonary vascular resistance. In patients who have acute right ventricular (RV) dysfunction following bypass, it is, therefore, important to maintain pulmonary vascular resistance at normal or reduced levels. The… CONTINUE READING