Right and left ventricular dysfunction in patients with severe pulmonary disease

Carmine Dario Vizza, John P. Lynch, Laura L. Ochoa, Gregory Richardson, Elbert P. Trulock

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the prevalence of right and left ventricular dysfunction in a prescreened population of patients with severe pulmonary disease, and to analyze the relationship between right and left ventricular function. Design: Retrospective record review of 434 patients with severe pulmonary disease. Patients: Patients with end-stage pulmonary disease, including α1-antitrypsin deficiency emphysema, COPD, cystic fibrosis (CF), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension (primary and Eisenmenger's syndrome), who were evaluated for lung transplantation between January 1993 and December 1995. Measurements: Pulmonary function tests, arterial blood gases, radionuclide ventriculography, two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography, pulmonary hemodynamics, coronary angiography. Results: Right ventricular dysfunction (right ventricular ejection fraction [RVEF]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-583
Number of pages8
JournalChest
Volume113
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Cor polmunale
  • End-stage pulmonary disease
  • Left ventricular function
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Right ventricular function
  • Ventricular interdependence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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