Right ventricular longitudinal deformation parameters and exercise capacity Prognosis of patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension


Sunbul M. , Kepez A. , Kivrak T., Eroglu E., Ozben B. , Yildizeli B., ...Daha Fazla

HERZ, cilt.39, sa.4, ss.470-475, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00059-013-3842-y
  • Dergi Adı: HERZ
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.470-475

Özet

Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a progressive disease characterized by increased pulmonary vascular resistance resulting in pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure. The six-minute walk test (6MWT) distance is associated with the prognosis of CTEPH patients. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) is a reliable method for determining ventricular function. The aim of this study was to assess and compare the right ventricular (RV) function of CTEPH patients according to their 6MWT distances.