In the light of current knowledge right ventricle [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(6): 574-584 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2014.82654

In the light of current knowledge right ventricle

Gülten Taçoy, Atiye Çengel
Gazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kardiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara

There are important differences between left and right ventricle. Due to anatomical location and structural features, in daily clinical practice the right ventricle cannot be assessed easily as the left ventricle. Therefore, the right ventricle has remained in the background of the left ventricle. Recent clinical studies and advanced imaging modalities have demonstrated that right ventricle is decisive for survival particularly in patients with congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension and heart failure. Therefore, the detailed evaluation of the right ventricle has become necessary in current clinical practice. For this reason, in our review we aimed to examine the embryological development, anatomical structure, physiological, metabolic characteristics, responses to different pathological conditions, effects on arrhythmias, causes of failure and imaging modalities of the right ventricle in light of the current knowledge’s.

Keywords: Anatomy, echocardiography; magnetic resonance imaging; right ventricle.

How to cite this article
Gülten Taçoy, Atiye Çengel. In the light of current knowledge right ventricle. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(6): 574-584

Corresponding Author: Gülten Taçoy, Türkiye
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