Acute right heart failure

Crit Care Clin. 1985 Nov;1(3):631-61.


The pathophysiology of acute right heart failure, determined largely from experimental animal studies, is outlined. The authors also discuss clinical settings in which acute right ventricular failure may occur and methods for assessing right ventricular function. A physiologic approach to the treatment of acute right heart failure in patients is provided.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Animals
  • Combined Modality Therapy / methods
  • Coronary Disease / complications
  • Coronary Disease / physiopathology
  • Coronary Vessels / physiopathology
  • Heart Failure / diagnosis
  • Heart Failure / etiology
  • Heart Failure / physiopathology*
  • Heart Failure / therapy
  • Heart Ventricles / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / methods