Right ventricular outflow tract function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Geyik B., Tarakci N., Ozeke O., Ertan C., Gul M., Topaloglu S., ...More

HERZ, vol.40, no.4, pp.624-628, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00059-013-3978-9
  • Title of Journal : HERZ
  • Page Numbers: pp.624-628


Background. It is clinically important to evaluate the severity of right ventricular (RV) overload in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is often associated with changes in the structure and the function of the right ventricle. Noninvasive and reliable assessment of RV function would be an essential determinant of RV load and a clinically useful factor for assessing cardiovascular risk in COPD patients.