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Imaging the right heart pulmonary circulation unit : Insights from advanced ultrasound techniques

Ferrara, Francesco; Gargani, Luna; Ostenfeld, Ellen LU ; D'Alto, Michele; Kasprzak, Jaroslaw; Voilliot, Damien; Selton-Suty, Christine; Vriz, Olga; Marra, Alberto M. and Argiento, Paola, et al. (2017) In Echocardiography
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The right heart pulmonary circulation unit (RH-PCU) is a key determinant of prognosis in several cardiorespiratory diseases. Although right heart catheterization is considered the gold standard for pulmonary hemodynamic assessment, a comprehensive cardiovascular ultrasound approach is an essential step in the diagnostic-prognostic clinical pathway of patients with suspect or overt pulmonary hypertension. The exponential development of advanced ultrasound techniques (strain, 3-dimensional echocardiography and lung ultrasound) has led to new insights into the evaluation of RH-PCU structure and function, overcoming some limitations of standard Doppler echocardiography. In the near future, exercise Doppler echocardiography may become a... (More)

The right heart pulmonary circulation unit (RH-PCU) is a key determinant of prognosis in several cardiorespiratory diseases. Although right heart catheterization is considered the gold standard for pulmonary hemodynamic assessment, a comprehensive cardiovascular ultrasound approach is an essential step in the diagnostic-prognostic clinical pathway of patients with suspect or overt pulmonary hypertension. The exponential development of advanced ultrasound techniques (strain, 3-dimensional echocardiography and lung ultrasound) has led to new insights into the evaluation of RH-PCU structure and function, overcoming some limitations of standard Doppler echocardiography. In the near future, exercise Doppler echocardiography may become a useful technique for detecting a latent stage of pulmonary hypertension and for evaluating right ventricular contractile reserve.

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Echocardiography, Lung ultrasound, Right heart pulmonary circulation unit, Strain, Stress echocardiography, Three-dimensional echocardiography
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  abstract     = {<p>The right heart pulmonary circulation unit (RH-PCU) is a key determinant of prognosis in several cardiorespiratory diseases. Although right heart catheterization is considered the gold standard for pulmonary hemodynamic assessment, a comprehensive cardiovascular ultrasound approach is an essential step in the diagnostic-prognostic clinical pathway of patients with suspect or overt pulmonary hypertension. The exponential development of advanced ultrasound techniques (strain, 3-dimensional echocardiography and lung ultrasound) has led to new insights into the evaluation of RH-PCU structure and function, overcoming some limitations of standard Doppler echocardiography. In the near future, exercise Doppler echocardiography may become a useful technique for detecting a latent stage of pulmonary hypertension and for evaluating right ventricular contractile reserve.</p>},
  author       = {Ferrara, Francesco and Gargani, Luna and Ostenfeld, Ellen and D'Alto, Michele and Kasprzak, Jaroslaw and Voilliot, Damien and Selton-Suty, Christine and Vriz, Olga and Marra, Alberto M. and Argiento, Paola and Stanziola, Anna A. and Cittadini, Antonio and D'Andrea, Antonello and Bossone, Eduardo},
  issn         = {0742-2822},
  keyword      = {Echocardiography,Lung ultrasound,Right heart pulmonary circulation unit,Strain,Stress echocardiography,Three-dimensional echocardiography},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Echocardiography},
  title        = {Imaging the right heart pulmonary circulation unit : Insights from advanced ultrasound techniques},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/echo.13594},
  year         = {2017},
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