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Veli-Pekka Harjola, Alexandre Mebazaa, Jelena Čelutkienė, Dominique Bettex, Hector Bueno, Ovidiu Chioncel, Maria G Crespo-Leiro, Volkmar Falk, Gerasimos Filippatos, Simon Gibbs, Adelino Leite-Moreira, Johan Lassus, Josep Masip, Christian Mueller, Wilfried Mullens, Robert Naeije, Anton Vonk Nordegraaf, John Parissis, Jillian P Riley, Arsen Ristic, Giuseppe Rosano, Alain Rudiger, Frank Ruschitzka, Petar Seferovic, Benjamin Sztrymf, Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz, Stavros Konstantinides
Acute right ventricular (RV) failure is a complex clinical syndrome that results from many causes. Research efforts have disproportionately focused on the failing left ventricle, but recently the need has been recognized to achieve a more comprehensive understanding of RV anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, and of management approaches. Right ventricular mechanics and function are altered in the setting of either pressure overload or volume overload. Failure may also result from a primary reduction of myocardial contractility owing to ischaemia, cardiomyopathy, or arrhythmia...
March 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
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