Right Heart Failure: Toward a Common Language

PVRI Member Authors: Aaron Waxman

Abstract

In this guideline, the International Right Heart Foundation Working Group moves a step forward to develop a common language to describe the development and defects that exemplify the common syndrome of right heart failure. We first propose fundamental definitions of the distinctive components of the right heart circulation and provide consensus on a universal definition of right heart failure. These definitions will form the foundation for describing a uniform nomenclature for right heart circulatory failure with a view to foster collaborative research initiatives and conjoint education in an effort to provide insight into mechanisms of disease unique to the right heart.

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Topics

Pulmonary Circulation
Pulmonary Hypertension
Right Heart Failure
Right Ventricle: Structure, Function and Dysfunction

Authors

Mandeep R. Mehra, Myung H. Park, Michael J. Landzberg, Anuradha Lala, Aaron B. Waxman

Published in:

Pulmonary Circulation Vol 3: No 4 cover image

December 2013

Pulmonary Circulation Vol 3: No 4

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