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Pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular remodeling in HFpEF and HFrEF

  • Stefano GhioEmail author
  • Claudia Raineri
  • Laura Scelsi
  • Milika Ašanin
  • Marija Polovina
  • Petar Seferovic
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Abstract

Right ventricular function has long been neglected by heart failure specialists. We have now learnt that it is strongly associated with morbidity and mortality in all patients with heart failure, regardless of the degree of left ventricular dysfunction. Importantly, right ventricular function is tightly linked with pulmonary hypertension, and only a thorough understanding of how the right ventricle couples with the pulmonary circulation can provide an improved knowledge of the pathophysiology and possibly a more efficient treatment and a better prognosis in patients with heart failure.

Keywords

Heart failure Pulmonary hypertension Right ventricle 

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of CardiologyFondazione I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico San MatteoPaviaItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  3. 3.Department of CardiologyClinical Centre of SerbiaBelgradeSerbia

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