Right ventricular concentric hypertrophy and clinical worsening in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.

@article{Badagliacca2016RightVC,
  title={Right ventricular concentric hypertrophy and clinical worsening in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.},
  author={Roberto Badagliacca and Roberto Poscia and Beatrice Pezzuto and Silvia Papa and Francesca Pesce and Giovanna Manzi and Elisa Giannetta and Claudia Raineri and Mauro Schina and Susanna Sciomer and Daniela Corte Parola and Marco Francone and Iacopo Carbone and Francesco Fedele and Carmine Dario Vizza},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 11},
  pages={1321-1329}
}
BACKGROUND Because the pathophysiology of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) is an afterload mismatch, wall stress represents the most important feature affecting the overloaded right ventricle (RV). Thus, the RV mass/volume (M/V) ratio may reflect more adequately the suitability of the remodeling pattern in minimizing RV wall stress compared with the lone RV volume. This study investigated the prognostic effect of the RV M/V ratio in IPAH. METHODS Enrolled in our center were… CONTINUE READING