Pulmonary hypertension and the interdependence of ventricular function part 1: Pathophysiology and diagnosis

Sherif Afifi*, Mandeep Singh

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Pulmonary hypertension is a hemodynamic problem that can result in grave morbidity and mortality, including right-sided heart failure and sudden death. The nature of the pulmonary circulation makes it highly interdependent with right ventricular function. Thus, the study of functional deterioration in pulmonary blood fl ow should always take into account the impact on right ventricular function, and vice versa. In this article, a comprehensive discussion of the pathophysiology, monitoring, and diagnosis is provided for the complicated disorder of pulmonary hypertension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-190
Number of pages8
JournalICU Director
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Etiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pulmonary hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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