In heart failure (HF) syndrome, the development of pulmonary hypertension (PH), right ventricular (RV) dysfunction and failure are ominous prognostic signs. Pathophysiology, clinical interest and targeted therapeutic approaches for left-sided PH and its consequences on RV function have been traditionally confined to advanced HF stages. Community- and population-based studies have clearly indicated that PH is frequent even in HF patients with preserved ejection fraction, and may carry important prognostic implications in normal ageing as well. HF guidelines are inconclusive on both preventive and curative strategies for left-sided PH and its consequences on RV function. The search for new therapeutic opportunities targeted on pulmonary vascular and right heart remodeling are an important challenge for the future.
|Titolo:||Right Ventricular Pulmonary Hypertension|
GUAZZI, MARCO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Heart failure; Pulmonary hypertension; Right ventricle|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/11 - Malattie dell'Apparato Cardiovascolare|
|Data di pubblicazione:||3-ago-2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s11897-012-0106-8|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|