Dr. Tom Colletti, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA
Hospitalized patients who experience right heart failure are at an increased risk of morbidity and mortality often times due to a lack of timely diagnosis. The most compelling reason for under diagnosis and extended time prior to initiation of therapy is the concern for other organ system failures before the true reason of right ventricular failure is determined. This article will review the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, unique pharmacologic and mechanical support needed to initiate support sooner and mitigate adverse events associated with right ventricular failure.
Cook, Gary A.
"Right Ventricular Failure In The Hospitalized Patient. Why Does It Matter?,"
Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science: Vol. 3
, Article 26.
Available at: https://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/dmscjournal/vol3/iss3/26
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