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The Right Ventricle in Health and Disease

  • Norbert F. Voelkel
  • Dietmar Schranz

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Normal Right Ventricle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adriana L. Gittenberger-de Groot, Robert E. Poelmann, Rebecca Vicente-Steijn, Margot M. Bartelings, Harm Jan Bogaard, Monique R. M. Jongbloed
      Pages 3-18
    3. Robert Naeije, Ryan J. Tedford, François Haddad
      Pages 19-40
    4. Michael V. Di Maria, Steven H. Abman
      Pages 41-56
    5. Titus Küehne
      Pages 57-75
  3. Congenital Abnormalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Christian Apitz, Heiner Latus, Dietmar Schranz
      Pages 79-101
    3. Heiner Latus, Christian Apitz, Dietmar Schranz
      Pages 103-115
    4. Dietmar Schranz, Heiner Latus, Christian Apitz
      Pages 117-133
    5. Marc Gewillig, Derize E. Boshoff
      Pages 135-157
  4. Acute Right Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Anthony R. Cucci, Jeffrey A. Kline, Tim Lahm
      Pages 161-205
  5. Chronic Right Ventricular Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Florence H. Sheehan, Per Lindqvist
      Pages 209-248
    3. Onno A. Spruijt, Anton Vonk-Noordegraaf, Harm J. Bogaard
      Pages 249-263
    4. Mariëlle C. van de Veerdonk, J. Tim Marcus, Harm-Jan Bogaard, Anton Vonk Noordegraaf
      Pages 265-281
    5. Norbert F. Voelkel, Jose Gomez-Arroyo, Antonio Abbate, Harm J. Bogaard
      Pages 283-301
    6. David Prior, Andre La Gerche
      Pages 315-335

About this book


The Right Ventricle in Health and Disease provides a comprehensive and up-to-date database and collection of the available information which describes the structure and function of the normal right ventricle. The right ventricular performance and function reserve has now finally moved to the center of the stage as clinicians recognize that the drugs presently used to treat patients with severe pulmonary hypertension do not necessarily improve the performance of the right ventricle and because the survival depends on the right ventricular function that treatment strategies need to be developed to primarily protect the right ventricle from failing. In-depth chapters discuss right heart function and failure in patients with congenital heart diseases, review modern imaging techniques used to describe right ventricular form and function in patients with right heart failure (including cardiac MRI and PET scanning), describe ventricular interdependence: the left ventricle in pulmonary hypertension and discuss the concept of the sick lung circulation and its contribution to right heart failure. Treatment strategies of chronic right heart failure including drugs and mechanical devices are also discussed.


Acute right heart failure Chronic right ventricle failure Pulmonary hypertension Right ventricle coupling Right ventricle septostomy Vemtricular interdependence

Editors and affiliations

  • Norbert F. Voelkel
    • 1
  • Dietmar Schranz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric Heart CenterJustus-Liebig UniversityGiessenGermany

About the editors

Norbert F. Voelkel, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Medicine
Richmond, VA, US.

Dietmar Schranz
Justus-Liebig University
Pediatric Heart Center
Giessen, Germany.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Right Ventricle in Health and Disease
  • Editors Norbert F. Voelkel
    Dietmar Schranz
  • Series Title Respiratory Medicine
  • Series Abbreviated Title Respiratory Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-1064-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-2856-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-1065-6
  • Series ISSN 2197-7372
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-7380
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 488
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pneumology/Respiratory System
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