Phenotyping the right ventricle in patients with pulmonary hypertension.

@article{Simon2009PhenotypingTR,
  title={Phenotyping the right ventricle in patients with pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Marc A. Simon and Christopher Deible and Michael A. Mathier and Joan M. Lacomis and Orly Goitein and Sanjeev G. Shroff and Michael R. Pinsky},
  journal={Clinical and translational science},
  year={2009},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={294-9}
}
Right ventricular (RV) failure is associated with poor outcomes in pulmonary hypertension (PH). We sought to phenotype the RV in PH patients with compensated and decompensated RV function by quantifying regional and global RV structural and functional changes. Twenty-two patients (age 51 +/- 11, 14 females, mean pulmonary artery (PA) pressure range 13-79 mmHg) underwent right heart catheterization, echocardiography, and ECG-gated multislice computed tomography of the chest. Patients were… CONTINUE READING