Echocardiographic determinants of right ventricular systolic dysfunction in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy: Relation to functional status and plasma BNP levels
Güler Babür, Gamze
Güneş, Hacı Murat
Omaygenç, Mehmet Onur
Esen, Ali Metin
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CitationKaraca, O., Avcı, A., Güler Babür, G., Alizade, E., Güler, E., Güneş, H. M. ... Türkmen, M. (2013). Echocardiographic determinants of right ventricular systolic dysfunction in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy: Relation to functional status and plasma BNP levels. 29th Turkish Cardiology Congress of the Turkish-Society-of-Cardiology (TSC) with International Participation içinde (C78-C79. ss.). Antalya, Türkiye, October 29, 2013.
Aim: Right ventricular (RV) functions are well-known to play an important role in prognosis of patients with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NICMP) similar to all forms of heart failure. We investigated the echocardiographic determinants of RV systolic dysfunction in patients with NICMP. Methods: Seventy-nine patients with angiographically normal coronary arteries (mean age: 50.5+12, mean EF: 31+4%) were enrolled in this study. Patients were divided into two groups according to their right ventricular (RV) systolic function determined by tissue Doppler systolic velocities (RV-Sm) as: Group A (RV-Sm >10 cm/s, n¼48) and Group B (RV-Sm <10 cm/s, n¼31)