SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.25 número3Pérdida de glutatión desde pulmones de conejo en solución de preservación para trasplante: Efectos clínicos y funcionales a corto plazoMalformación congénita de la vía aérea pulmonar: Reporte de un caso adulto índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Revista

Articulo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

Compartir


Revista chilena de enfermedades respiratorias

versión On-line ISSN 0717-7348

Resumen

CAVIEDES S, IVÁN  y  URIARTE G. DE C, POLENTZI. Right ventricle pathophysiology. Rev. chil. enferm. respir. [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.3, pp.170-181. ISSN 0717-7348.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-73482009000300004.

Right ventricle has traditionally been underemphasized considering the amount of information and investigation about the left ventricle, its pathologies and treatments. Old physiological concepts considered right ventricle as a secondary organ without significance in cardiovascular pathology. The scope of respiratory diseases usually deals with heart involvement or cor pulmonale secondary to pulmonary diseases. Nevertheless, the limited availability of cardiac techniques to evaluate right ventricle has restricted the information about its physiological behavior and diseases. In the last five years, a renewed interest in right ventricle provided significative changes in concepts, methods of evaluation and treatment. In this article, we will review recent physiological concepts about right ventricle, based in up-to-date publications on the mechanisms and pathologies in which it is involved. Right ventricle is different to left ventricle in origin, anatomy, function and recovery capacity. His impedance depends on the pulmonary circulation and its involvement in respiratory diseases. left ventricle preload depends on the right ventricle, emphasizing its importance in left heart failure.

Palabras clave : Right ventricle; right ventricle failure; right ventricle overload; cor pulmonale.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons