Regional contribution to ventricular stroke volume is affected on the left side, but not on the right in patients with pulmonary hypertension

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To develop more sensitive measures of impaired cardiac function in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH), since detection of impaired right ventricular (RV) function is important in these patients. With the hypothesis that a change in septal function in patients with PH is associated with altered longitudinal and lateral function of both ventricles, as a compensatory mechanism, we quantified the contributions of these parameters to stroke volume (SV) in both ventricles using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). Seventeen patients (10 females) evaluated for PH underwent right heart catheterization (RHC) and CMR. CMR from 33 healthy adults (13 females) were used as controls. Left ventricular (LV) atrioventricular plane displacement (AVPD) and corresponding longitudinal contribution to LVSV was lower in patients (10.8 ± 3.2 mm and 51 ± 12 %) compared to controls (16.6 ± 1.9 mm and 59 ± 9 %, p <0.0001 and p <0.01, respectively). This decrease did not differ in patient with ejection fraction (EF) >50 % and


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Externa organisationer
  • Skåne University Hospital

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Kardiologi
  • Lungmedicin och allergi


Sidor (från-till)1243-1253
Antal sidor11
TidskriftInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
StatusPublished - 2016 aug
Peer review utfördJa