Doppler-derived acceleration rate of right ventricular early filling as a measurement of right atrial pressure in chronic heart failure secondary to ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy

Francesco Scapellato, Ermanno Eleuteri, Pier Luigi Temporelli, Alessandro Imparato, Ugo Corrà, Pantaleo Giannuzzi

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Abstract

This study demonstrates that a Doppler-derived tricuspid flow velocity pattern provides an accurate, feasible, and noninvasive method of estimating and monitoring mean right atrial pressure in patients with heart failure due to left ventricular systolic dysfunction, and who are both in sinus rhythm and atrial fibrillation. In particular, the acceleration rate of early right ventricular filling is a powerful and independent predictor of mean right atrial pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-515
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume81
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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