right ventricular failure


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right ven·tric·u·lar fail·ure

congestive heart failure manifested by distention of the neck veins, enlargement of the liver, and dependent edema due to pump failure of the right ventricle.

right ventricular failure

Cardiology CHF due to ↑ filling pressure, resulting in systemic–venous congestion Clinical ↑ Abdominal girth, pitting edema of lower extremities, ↑ JVP, liver congestion. See Congestive heart failure. Cf Left ventricular failure.

right ven·tric·u·lar fail·ure

(rīt ven-trik'yū-lăr fāl'yŭr)
Congestive heart failure manifested by distention of the neck veins, enlargement of the liver, and dependent edema due to pump failure of the right ventricle.

right ven·tric·u·lar fail·ure

(rīt ven-trik'yū-lăr fāl'yŭr)
Congestive heart failure manifested by distention of the neck veins, enlargement of the liver, and dependent edema.
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The presence of edema reflects right ventricular failure and is generally associated with advanced disease (Rubin et al.
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Right ventricular failure in patients with preserved ejection fraction and diastolic dysfunction: an underrecognized clinical entity.
Right ventricular failure following cardiac surgery.
Neurohormonal activation in patients with right ventricular failure from pulmonary hypertension: relation to hemodynamic variables and endothelin levels.
In this case there was clinical and echocardiographic evidence of right ventricular failure secondary to acute pulmonary hypertension.
During severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pulmonary hypertension occurs due to obliteration of the pulmonary capillary bed and together with microvascular vasoconstriction, may lead to right ventricular failure (1).
We report a case of right ventricular failure in ARDS due to pulmonary hypertension, in which weaning from iNO and from mechanical ventilation was possible only after enteral vardenafil was administered.
ARDS may lead to pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular failure (9).
Cor pulmonale is defined as right ventricular failure caused by chronic pulmonary disease or dysfunction of the respiratory system.
As cor pulmonale advances toward right ventricular failure, patients exhibit pedal edema, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, ascites, distended neck veins, and hepatojugular reflex.

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