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right heart

the right atrium and right ventricle.

right heart

(rīt hahrt)
The right atrium and right ventricle.

right heart

The right atrium and ventricle. The right atrium receives deoxygenated blood from the body; the right ventricle pumps this blood to the lungs.
See also: heart

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Q. what causes the heart to race so fst it feels like it going to come right out your chest?

A. Too much caffeine or alcohol or food can sometimes cause your heart to race in an erratic way. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080111201910.htm Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) occur when the electrical impulses in your heart that coordinate your heartbeats don't function properly, causing your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly.

Arrhythmias are common and usually harmless. Most people have occasional, irregular heartbeats that may feel like a skipped, fluttering or racing heart. However, some heart arrhythmias may cause bothersome — sometimes even life-threatening — signs and symptoms.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-arrhythmias/DS00290 Hope this helps.

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Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) occurs with increased frequency among patients with HIV infection and may present with right heart failure similar to our patients.
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare, chronic lung disease that affects the functioning of the heart and can lead to right heart failure.
1) stated in the text, delay of surgical intervention may result in poor outcome such as right heart failure, multiple organ failure and ischemic brain damage in this situation.
Conventional techniques required stiff or semi-stiff catheters and their manipulation through the right heart caused ectopy.
Fluid retention, which is a common side effect of NSAIDs, may have led to mainly right heart failure and to the increase of the pulmonary artery pressure.
In other words, the description cor pulmonale is exclusive for right heart failure resulting from a pulmonary disorder, and does not encompass right ventricular failure caused by left ventricular failure.
Leah, a reception pupil at Bryn Hafod Primary, was born with hypoplastic right heart syndrome, which means part of her heart and the valves which pump blood to her lungs failed to develop properly.
On admission he underwent a right heart catheterization that showed severe pulmonary hypertension and poor cardiac output.
When a standard four-chamber view and outflow views with color flow Doppler imaging on all fetuses were used, anomalies that were consistently identified included hypoplastic left and right heart, single ventricle, tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries, and Ebstein's anomaly.
CMREF) to fund the development of a right-heart circulatory support system based upon CircuLite's Synergy[R] Micro-pump for the treatment of right heart failure due to pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and other causes.
The Impella RP, made by Abiomed, addresses an unmet need of treating right heart failure in the setting of right ventricular (RV) infarction or after complex heart surgery including heart transplant.