Utility of right ventricular Tei-index for assessing disease severity and determining response to treatment in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

@article{Ogihara2014UtilityOR,
  title={Utility of right ventricular Tei-index for assessing disease severity and determining response to treatment in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.},
  author={Yoshito Ogihara and Norikazu Yamada and Kaoru Dohi and Akimasa Matsuda and Akihiro Tsuji and Satoshi Ota and Ken Ishikura and Mashio Nakamura and Masaaki Ito},
  journal={Journal of cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={149-53}
}
BACKGROUND We sought to evaluate the potential utility of echocardiography-derived morphological and functional right ventricular (RV) variables for assessing disease severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and determining the changes in the patient's hemodynamics in the clinical course. METHODS AND RESULTS This study consisted of 24 normal controls (the control group) and 24 patients with PAH at rest or with exercise (the PAH group) who underwent echocardiography, right heart… CONTINUE READING