Reverse right ventricular remodeling after pulmonary endarterectomy in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: utility of magnetic resonance imaging to demonstrate restoration of the right ventricle.

@article{Reesink2007ReverseRV,
  title={Reverse right ventricular remodeling after pulmonary endarterectomy in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: utility of magnetic resonance imaging to demonstrate restoration of the right ventricle.},
  author={Herre J. Reesink and Johannes Tim Marcus and Igor I. Tulevski and Stuart Jamieson and Jaap Jacob Kloek and Anton Vonk Noordegraaf and Paul Bresser},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={133 1},
  pages={58-64}
}
OBJECTIVES Pulmonary arterial hypertension causes right ventricular remodeling; that is, right ventricular dilatation, hypertrophy, and leftward ventricular septal bowing. We studied the effect of pulmonary endarterectomy on the restoration of right ventricular remodeling in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension by magnetic resonance imaging. METHODS In 17 patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, before and at least 4 months after pulmonary… CONTINUE READING