Tag Heart failure
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Right Ventricular Failure

Right Ventricular Failure: Unrecognised high mortality equal to that of LV failure. Right heart is a low-pressure system, good at dealing with volume (preload) to a point, does poorly with increased afterload (i.e. PH).
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Heart Failure Literature Summaries

Follath F, et al; Steering Committee and Investigators of the Levosimendan Infusion versus Dobutamine (LIDO) Study. Efficacy and safety of intravenous levosimendan compared with dobutamine in severe low-output heart failure (the LIDO study): a randomised double-blind trial. Lancet. 2002 Jul…