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Acute right ventricular failure

Department of Intensive Care, Kaunas University of Medicine, Lithuania
Medicina 2007, 43(5), 432;
Received: 2 October 2006 / Accepted: 17 April 2007 / Published: 22 April 2007
Acute right ventricular failure is a syndrome, which is related to pulmonary and right heart dysfunction. It may occur with or without cardiopulmonary pathologies. It is often life threatening and requires early recognition and urgent treatment. In this review article, precipitating factors for right ventricular failure and its pathophysiological mechanisms, clinical picture and hemodynamic manifestations, the principles of the management of acute right ventricular failure (optimization of preload, increase in cardiac output, specific pulmonary vascular vasodilators, problems of mechanical ventilations, etc.) are discussed.
Keywords: right heart failure; right ventricular myocardiac infarction; heart failure right heart failure; right ventricular myocardiac infarction; heart failure
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Reingardienė, D. Acute right ventricular failure. Medicina 2007, 43, 432.

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