publication . Article . 2018

Medical image of the week: cardiac magnetic resonance imaging findings of severe RV failure

Huthayfa Ateeli; Kelly Wickstrom; Sachin Chaudhary;
Open Access English
  • Published: 02 May 2018 Journal: Southwest Journal of Pulmonary and Critical Care (issn: 2160-6773, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Arizona Thoracic Society
No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. A 56-year-old man with history a of alcohol abuse presents with progressive shortness of breath on exertion, bilateral lower extremity swelling and 12-pound weight gain over two weeks. His transthoracic echocardiography (Figure 1) demonstrated severely increased global right ventricle (RV) size, severely dilated right atrium (RA), severe pulmonary artery (PA) dilation, moderate tricuspid regurgitation (TR) and right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP) estimated at 85 + central venous pressure (CVP) in the context of severely reduced RV systolic function. Right heart catheterization (RHC) showed PA pressure ...
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