Right ventricle, The—the forgotten chamber that deserves more love
Right ventricle failure (RVF) is associated with serious cardiac and pulmonary diseases that contribute significantly to the morbidity and mortality of patients. The prevalence of RVF is significantly increased in the later stages of pulmonary hypertension, congenital heart disease, and left heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Moreover, the mortality rate of these patients has not improved with currently limited treatment options. The persistent clinical challenge is mainly due to an incomplete understanding of the structure-function relationships of the RV, partly attributed to the ...
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