Prognostic value of tissue Doppler right ventricular systolic and diastolic function indexes combined with plasma B-type natriuretic Peptide in patients with advanced heart failure secondary to ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.

@article{Bistola2010PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of tissue Doppler right ventricular systolic and diastolic function indexes combined with plasma B-type natriuretic Peptide in patients with advanced heart failure secondary to ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Vasiliki Bistola and J. Parissis and Ioannis A. Paraskevaidis and Fotios Panou and Maria Nikolaou and Ignatios Ikonomidis and Nikolaos Flessas and Gerasimos S. Filippatos and Efstathios K. Iliodromitis and Dimitrios T h Kremastinos},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={105 2},
  pages={249-54}
}
Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction adversely affects prognosis in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) due to left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. However, little evidence exists regarding the prognostic role of RV systolic and diastolic function indexes in combination with plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) in advanced CHF. Thus, 102 consecutive hospitalized patients with advanced CHF (New York Heart Association classes III to IV) due to LV systolic dysfunction (LV ejection fraction… CONTINUE READING