Increased right-to-left ventricle diameter ratio is a strong predictor of right ventricular failure after left ventricular assist device Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Right

abstract

  • A TTE-measured RV/LV diameter ratio of ≥0.75 is independently associated with a higher risk for RVF in patients with continuous-flow LVAD. When used alone, this simple, easily derived, practical echocardiographic measurement has a predictive value equivalent to known clinical risk scores, whereas their combination provides stronger risk prediction for adverse outcomes.

publication date

  • August 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.healun.2013.05.016

PubMed ID

  • 23856216

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 792

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 32

number

  • 8