Volume 30-2. Faces of Right Ventricular Failure, An Issue of Cardiology Clinics

1st Edition

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Description

Although heart failure typically begins with the left side of the heart, it is also important for cardiologists to understand right-sided heart failure, which is the inability of the right side of the heart to adequately pump venous blood into the pulmonary circulation. Right heart failure causes a back-up of fluid in the body, resulting in swelling and edema. This issue covers the normal right ventricle (RV), imaging of the RV, RV failure in a variety of settings, and tratmen tof RV failure, including interventions.

Details

No. of pages:
960
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455743926
Print ISBN:
9781455738380

About the authors

James Goldstein

Beaumont Heart Center

Jonathan Rich

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL