The right ventricle under pressure: anatomy and imaging in sickness and health

Stubbs, H., MacLellan, A., Lua, S., Dormand, H. and Church, C. (2022) The right ventricle under pressure: anatomy and imaging in sickness and health. Journal of Anatomy, (doi: 10.1111/joa.13654) (PMID:35285014) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

The right ventricle (RV) is an important structure which serves a multitude of vital physiological functions in health. For many years, the left ventricle has dominated the focus of understanding in both biology and pathophysiology and the RV was felt to be more of a passive structure which rarely had an effect on disease states. However, it is increasingly recognised that the RV is essential to the homoeostasis of normal physiology and disturbances in RV structure and function have a substantial effect on patient outcomes. Indeed, the prognosis of diseases of lung diseases affecting the pulmonary vasculature and left heart disease is intimately linked to the function of the right ventricle. This review sets out to describe the developmental and anatomical complexities of the right ventricle while exploring the modern techniques employed to image and understand its function from a clinical perspective.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lua, Dr Stephanie and Stubbs, Harrison and Church, Dr Colin and MacLellan, Alexander
Authors: Stubbs, H., MacLellan, A., Lua, S., Dormand, H., and Church, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Journal of Anatomy
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0021-8782
ISSN (Online):1469-7580
Published Online:13 March 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors.
First Published:First published in Journal of Anatomy 2022
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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