Acute right heart syndrome

Last revised by Dr Yuranga Weerakkody on 17 Oct 2014

Acute right heart syndrome (ARHS) is defined as a sudden deterioration in right ventricular (RV) function and failure of the RV to deliver adequate blood flow to the pulmonary circulation. This can result in systemic hypoperfusion.

Pathology

ARHS can occur in several settings 1

See also

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