Commentary: Right Ventricular Fitness in Acquired Valvular Disease: Implications for the Structural Heart Team

      Better insight into the relationship between right ventricular function and outcomes after valvular procedures may influence the heart team decision for transcatheter versus surgical repairs.
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      • The Right Ventricle in the Trans-Catheter Era: A Perspective for Planning Interventions
        Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryVol. 34Issue 3
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          Dysfunction of the right ventricle (RV) is common in patients with advanced left-sided valve disease and the significant impact of RV dysfunction on both short and long-term outcome is well established. However, considerations of RV function are largely absent in current management guidelines for valve disease and cardiac procedural risk models. As the indications and use of trans-catheter therapies rapidly expand for patients with acquired valvular disease, it is critical for clinicians to understand and consider RV function when making decisions for these patients.
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