Right atrial and ventricular adaptation to chronic right ventricular pressure overload.

@article{Gaynor2005RightAA,
  title={Right atrial and ventricular adaptation to chronic right ventricular pressure overload.},
  author={Sydney L. Gaynor and Hersh S. Maniar and Jeffrey B Bloch and Paul Steendijk and Marc R. Moon},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2005},
  volume={112 9 Suppl},
  pages={I212-8}
}
BACKGROUND Increased mortality in patients with chronic pulmonary hypertension has been associated with elevated right atrial (RA) pressure. However, little is known about the effects of chronic right ventricular (RV) pressure overload on RA and RV dynamics or the adaptive response of the right atrium to maintain RV filling. METHODS AND RESULTS In 7 dogs, RA and RV pressure and volume (conductance catheter) were recorded at baseline and after 3 months of progressive pulmonary artery banding… CONTINUE READING

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