This book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the structure and function of the right heart, comprising the right atrium, right ventricle, tricuspid valve and pulmonary circulation. Anatomy and physiology of the right heart, etiology and role of imaging of right heart failure, as well as treatment options, from pharmacological regimes to surgery are included in the text. Algorithms and flow diagrams are provided with illustrated snapshots of the decisions involved in the management of these patients. The Failing Right Heart is aimed to serve as an essential reference for cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists and cardiac intensivists on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with congenital or acquired right heart disease.
- Comprehensive, up-to-date overview of failure of the right heart
- Information on both congenital and acquired right heart failure
- Invaluable reference for cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists and cardiac intensivists
Introduction.- Anatomy of the failing right heart.- Physiology of the failing right heart.- Pharmacologic approach to the failing right heart.- Echocardiographic evaluation of right heart failure.- Right heart catheterization for the failing right heart.- Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the failing right heart.- The failing right heart in congenital diseases.- Surgery of the tricuspid valve in right heart failure.- Pulmonary embolism and right heart failure.- Anaesthetic consideration and perioperative management in right heart failure.- Mechanical support and the right heart.- Special considerations.