Perioperative Right Ventricular Dysfunction: Analysis of Outcomes.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) is a well-known prognostic factor for adverse outcomes in cardiovascular medicine. The right ventricle (RV) in medically managed heart failure patients and in surgical patients perioperatively generally is overshadowed by left ventricular disease. However, with advancement of various diagnostic tools and better understanding of its functional anatomy, the role of the RV is emerging in many clinical conditions. The failure of one ventricle has significant effect on the function of the other ventricle and it is predominantly due to ventricular interdependence.1 The etiology of RVD is multifactorial and irrespective of etiology. RVD has been associated with significant increases in morbidity and mortality in various clinical scenarios.2,3 The primary objective of this comprehensive review is to analyze various etiology-related outcomes of RVD in the perioperative population.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Subramani, S; Sharma, A; Arora, L; Hanada, S; Krishnan, S; Ramakrishna, H

Published Date

  • January 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 309 - 320

PubMed ID

  • 33593648

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8422

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.jvca.2021.01.032


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States