The Right Heart

  • Sean P. Gaine
  • Robert Naeije
  • Andrew John Peacock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Mandeep R. Mehra, Myung H. Park, Michael J. Landzberg, Aaron B. Waxman
    Pages 1-5
  3. Physiology, Pathology and Pathobiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Pia Trip, Nicolaas Westerhof, Anton Vonk Noordegraaf
      Pages 9-18
    3. Evan L. Brittain, Anna R. Hemnes
      Pages 35-44
    4. Wiebke Janssen, Ralph Theo Schermuly, Baktybek Kojonazarov
      Pages 45-67
  4. Imaging the Right Heart

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Melanie J. Brewis, Andrew John Peacock
      Pages 71-81
    3. André La Gerche, Guido Claessen, Alexander Van De Bruaene
      Pages 83-98
    4. Robert Naeije, Bouchra Lamia
      Pages 99-114
  5. Causes of Right Heart Dysfunction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Jean-Paul Richalet, Aurélien Pichon
      Pages 117-129
    3. Beatrijs Bartelds, Rolf M. F. Berger
      Pages 131-149
    4. Angel López-Candales
      Pages 151-200
    5. Xavier Repessé, Cyril Charron, Antoine Vieillard-Baron
      Pages 201-208
    6. Stefano Ghio, Claudia Raineri, Laura Scelsi
      Pages 209-221
    7. Robert Naeije, Edmund M. T. Lau, David S. Celermajer
      Pages 223-242
    8. Stefan Aschauer, Irene M. Lang, Diana Bonderman
      Pages 243-257
  6. Treatment of Right Heart Dysfunction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Benjamin Sztrymf, Sven Günther, Dermot S. O’Callaghan, Marc Humbert
      Pages 261-275
    3. Michele D’Alto, Giangiacomo Di Nardo
      Pages 277-290
    4. Robert P. Frantz
      Pages 291-303
    5. Adam Torbicki, Julio Sandoval
      Pages 305-316
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 317-323

About this book


This comprehensive book describes  the structure, function and imaging of the normal right heart both at rest and under the stresses of high altitude and exercise. It continues with a detailed examination of the pathophysiology and pathobiology of right heart dysfunction, both in experimental models and human disease, including congenital heart disease. Right heart dysfunction caused by pulmonary hypertension is discussed in particular detail.


The Right Heart brings together a distinguished group of contributors to discuss the advances in the topic that have occurred over the last few years and provides a concise and up-to-date resource for clinicians By compiling this comprehensive state-of-the-art text on the subject, the Editors have created an indispensable reference for future work by those interested in the cardiopulmonary circuit. This book will appeal to respiratory physicians, cardiologists and intensivists, all of whom will share the Editors’ belief that the right heart is fundamental to integrated cardiopulmonary performance.


Cardiology Pulmonology

Editors and affiliations

  • Sean P. Gaine
    • 1
  • Robert Naeije
    • 2
  • Andrew John Peacock
    • 3
  1. 1.National Pulmonary Hypertension UnitMater Misericordiae University HospitalDublinIreland
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyErasme University HospitalBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Scottish Pulmonary Vascular UnitRegional Heart and Lung CentreGlasgowUnited Kingdom

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