Postoperative Echocardiographic Reduction of Right Ventricular Function: Is Pericardial Opening Modality the Main Culprit?

BioMed Research International

13 June Jun 2017 14 days ago
  • Zanobini M, Saccocci M, Tamborini G, Veglia F, Di Minno A, Poggio P, Pepi M, Alamanni F

Echocardiographic reduction of RV function, measured using TAPSE, is a well described phenomenon after cardiac surgery. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relation between the modality of pericardial opening (lateral versus anterior) and the postoperative right ventricular systolic function by comparing echocardiographic parameters in patients undergoing minimally invasive or traditional mitral valve repair.

Reference
Zanobini M, Saccocci M, Tamborini G, Veglia F, Di Minno A, Poggio P, Pepi M, Alamanni F, Loardi C. Postoperative Echocardiographic Reduction of Right Ventricular Function: Is Pericardial Opening Modality the Main Culprit? Biomed Res Int 2017;2017:4808757

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