The Right Heart International Network (RIGHT-NET): Rationale, Objectives, Methodology, and Clinical Implications

F. Ferrara, L. Gargani, W.F. Armstrong, G. Agoston, A. Cittadini, R. Citro, M. D'Alto, A. D'Andrea, S. Dellegrottaglie, N. De Luca, G. Di Salvo, S. Ghio, E. Grünig, M. Guazzi, J.D. Kasprzak, T.J. Kolias, G. Kovacs, P. Lancellotti, A. La Gerche, G. LimongelliA.M. Marra, A. Moreo, E. Ostenfeld, F. Pieri, L. Pratali, L.G. Rudski, R. Saggar, M. Scalese, C. Selton-Suty, W. Serra, A.A. Stanziola, D. Voilliot, O. Vriz, R. Naeije, E. Bossone

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The Right Heart International Network is a multicenter international study aiming to prospectively collect exercise Doppler echocardiography tests of the right heart pulmonary circulation unit (RHPCU) in large cohorts of healthy subjects, elite athletes, and individuals at risk of or with overt pulmonary hypertension. It is going to provide standardization of exercise stress echocardiography of RHPCU and explore the full physiopathologic response. © 2018 Elsevier Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-465
Number of pages23
JournalHeart Failure Clinics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Exercise doppler echocardiography
  • Pulmonary circulation
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Right heart
  • body position
  • cardiopulmonary exercise test
  • clinical outcome
  • clinical study
  • Doppler echocardiography
  • heart right ventricle function
  • hemodynamics
  • human
  • image analysis
  • lung circulation
  • medical ethics
  • normal human
  • oxygen saturation
  • patient safety
  • practice guideline
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • quality control
  • Review
  • risk factor
  • stress echocardiography
  • workload
  • clinical trial
  • diagnostic imaging
  • exercise
  • female
  • heart ventricle
  • male
  • methodology
  • multicenter study
  • pathophysiology
  • physiology
  • procedures
  • prospective study
  • Echocardiography, Doppler
  • Echocardiography, Stress
  • Exercise
  • Female
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Pulmonary
  • Male
  • Prospective Studies
  • Pulmonary Circulation
  • Research Design
  • Ventricular Function, Right


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