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

Francesco Ferrara, Luna Gargani, William F Armstrong, Gergely Agoston, Antonio Cittadini, Rodolfo Citro, Michele D'Alto, Antonello D'Andrea, Santo Dellegrottaglie, Nicola De Luca, Giovanni Di Salvo, Stefano Ghio, Ekkehard Grünig, Marco Guazzi, Jaroslaw D Kasprzak, Theodore John Kolias, Gabor Kovacs, Patrizio Lancellotti, Andrè La Gerche, Giuseppe LimongelliAlberto Maria Marra, Antonella Moreo, Ellen Ostenfeld, Francesco Pieri, Lorenza Pratali, Lawrence G Rudski, Rajan Saggar, Rajeev Saggar, Marco Scalese, Christine Selton-Suty, Walter Serra, Anna Agnese Stanziola, Damien Voilliot, Olga Vriz, Robert Naeije, Eduardo 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)443-465
Number of pages23
JournalHeart Failure Clinics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018


  • Echocardiography, Doppler/methods
  • Echocardiography, Stress/methods
  • Exercise/physiology
  • Female
  • Heart Ventricles/diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Pulmonary/diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Prospective Studies
  • Pulmonary Circulation/physiology
  • Research Design
  • Ventricular Function, Right/physiology


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