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Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Julia Grapsa
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Abstract

The right ventricle (RV) has a complex anatomy: it is the most anteriorly positioned cardiac chamber, directly behind the sternum and it marks the inferior border of the heart. It is anatomically subdivided into three components: the inflow tract (sinus), which includes the tricuspid valve (TV), the outflow tract (infundibulum or conus) which represents the smooth outflow region, separated from the inflow tract by crista supraventricularis and the highly trabeculated apical portion.

Keywords

Right heart Pulmonary hypertension Tricuspid regurgitation Pulmonary pressures 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia Grapsa
    • 1
  1. 1.Imperial College of LondonLondonUK

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