Right ventricular outflow tract function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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

HERZ, cilt.40, sa.4, ss.624-628, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00059-013-3978-9
  • Dergi Adı: HERZ
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.