Hearing the Right Heart's Sotto Voce
The left ventricle (LV) typically dominates the conversation around cardiovascular risk. This includes symptoms stemming from LV ischemia, signs of increased LV voltage by electrocardiography in hypertensive heart disease and, apparently, a focus on the LV to open an editorial devoted to the right ventricle (RV) in preclinical risk assessment.
- congestive heart failure
- right ventricle
- right ventricular pressure overload
- risk assessment
- Received August 19, 2012.
- Accepted August 21, 2012.
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