The Right Ventricle

  • Marvin A. Konstam
  • Jeffrey M. Isner

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 83)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Marvin A. Konstam, Natesa Pandian
    Pages 1-15
  3. Marvin A. Konstam, Herbert J. Levine
    Pages 17-35
  4. Eldon R. Smith, John V. Tyberg
    Pages 37-51
  5. Ralph Shabetai
    Pages 53-70
  6. N. A. Mark Estes III
    Pages 71-85
  7. Jeffrey M. Isner
    Pages 87-129
  8. Marlene Rabinovitch
    Pages 141-184
  9. Nicholas S. Hill
    Pages 185-208
  10. Milton Packer
    Pages 209-223
  11. J. Lawrence Stafford, Carl L. Tommaso, Natesa G. Pandian
    Pages 225-232
  12. Brian Annex, Deeb Salem
    Pages 233-252
  13. Douglas D. Payne, Richard J. Cleveland
    Pages 293-319
  14. A. Michael Borkon, Bruce A. Reitz
    Pages 321-327
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 328-342

About this book


It is quite natural that literature related to car­ heart disease, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary and diac structure, function, pathology, and patho­ pulmonary vascular disease, trauma, acquired valvular disease, congenital disease, and surgi­ physiology has emphasized the left heart and systemic circulation. The relative lack of im­ cal considerations. The pathologic and clinical relevance of myocardial infarction of the right portance of the right ventricle was supported by studies performed in the 1940s and 1950s ventricle has only been documented over the which suggested that the right ventricular free last 15 years. The chapter on right ventricular wall could be effectively destroyed in an animal infarction integrates clinical, functional, patho­ model without detectable untoward hemody­ physiologic, and pathologic observations to pro­ namic consequences. The relative inadequacy vide the reader with a thorough review, equally of noninvasive tools to study right ventricular relevant to the clinician and investigator. The contribution on dilated cardiomyopathy pro­ structure and function obviated detailed and systematic investigation. However, over the vides novel insight into the impact of right ventricular performance on the functional in­ past 15 years there has been a resurgence of interest in the right ventricle by a variety of capacity accompanying left heart failure. A book dealing with the right ventricle would investigators. The skeptic would argue that this renewed interest resulted from an exhaustion be incomplete without at least cursory reference we have of clinically-related observations that could be to the pulmonary circulation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marvin A. Konstam
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jeffrey M. Isner
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Tufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  2. 2.Adult Cardiac Catheterization and Cardiac Nuclear Medicine LaboratoriesNew England Medical CenterBostonUSA
  3. 3.Adult Cardiac Catheterization LaboratoryNew England Medical Center HospitalsBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8994-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1773-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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