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A walk around the right heart

April 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:(2) Online First

A walk around the right heart

Dr Lindsey Tilling

Abstract

The right ventricle ‘A walk around the heart’ was the title of the recent British Society of Heart Failure (BSH) day for training and revalidation. After passing through the left atrium and ventricle on our walk, we stopped at the right ventricle (RV). Our tour guide at this juncture was Professor Andrew Clark (Chair of Academic Cardiology, Hull York Medical School, and BSH President). The causes of RV dysfunction were outlined initially. These can broadly be divided into left heart disease (ischaemia, cardiomyopathy, valve disease), RV failure (as for left heart), pulmonary hypertension (pulmonary artery hypertension [PAH], thromboemboli

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