01 January 2015 by Paul Forfia

Apical four chamber view. Panel A demonstrates normal RV:LV size ratio (<1.0) and shape

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Forfia {PR},Roberts {JD}.Diagnosis and assessment of pulmonary vascular disease by Doppler echocardiography. [Internet]. 2011 ;1:160. Available from:http://www.pulmonarycirculation.org/text.asp?2011/1/2/160/83446

Apical four chamber view. Panel A demonstrates normal RV:LV size ratio (<1.0) and shape, with a preserved acute angle of the RV apex in a patient either without PH or with pulmonary venous hypertension. Panel B represents a patient with PAH or another form of PH with pulmonary vascular disease. Note the RV:LV ratio is increased (>1.0), the angle of the apex is less acute, and the RV is apex-sharing with the LV.

 

Additional keywords: doppler,hemodynamics,four chamber view

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