Relation of right ventricular morphology and function in pectus excavatum to the severity of the chest wall deformity.

@article{Mocchegiani1995RelationOR,
  title={Relation of right ventricular morphology and function in pectus excavatum to the severity of the chest wall deformity.},
  author={Roberto Mocchegiani and Luigi Pietro Badano and Chiara Lestuzzi and Gian L. Nicolosi and Domenico Zanuttini},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={76 12},
  pages={
          941-6
        }
}
Although pectus excavatum (PE) is thought to impair right ventricular (RV) performance, the degree of RV dysfunction, if any, produced by this chest wall deformity remains controversial. To address this issue, we performed 2-dimensional echocardiography and chest wall radiography in 28 subjects with mild-to-severe degrees of PE to assess RV morphology and function in relation to the degree of the chest wall deformity. Measurements of RV anatomy and function obtained in these patients were… CONTINUE READING
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