Comparison Between Four-Chamber and Right Ventricular-Focused Views for the Quantitative Evaluation of Right Ventricular Size and Function

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

21 Febbraio Feb 2019 7 months ago
  • Volpato V

Right ventricular (RV) function plays a pivotal prognostic role in multiple cardiac diseases. Echocardiography guidelines recommend that RV quantification be performed in the RV-focused view, which is theoretically more reproducible than the four-chamber (4Ch) view. However, differences between views in RV size and function measurements have never been systematically studied. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to compare (1) RV size and function parameters obtained from the RV-focused and 4Ch views and (2) test-retest variability between these two views.


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1. Genovese D, Mor-Avi V, Palermo C, Muraru D, Volpato V, Kruse E, Yamat M, Aruta P, Addetia K, Badano LP, Lang RM. Comparison Between Four-Chamber and Right Ventricular-Focused Views for the Quantitative Evaluation of Right Ventricular Size and Function. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2019 Jan 24. pii: S0894-7317(18)30677-1. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2018.11.014. [Epub ahead of print] Go to PubMed