Advanced Echo: Right Ventricular failure #LIVES2017

Prof Vieillard-Baron delivered this lecture and began by pointing out a great overall review on the topic



1: pulmonary embolism – management strategies here


2: Acute myocardial infarction

3: Mechanical  ventilation – especially if a PFO is recanalised

4: ARDS ( here are some expert guidelines to manage haemodynamics

5: chronic RV failure- differentiate this from acute using RV wall thickness and the PASP (again, 5 minute sono has a wonderful example

If your RV is failing, Prof Vieillard-Baron recommends noradrenaline as it’s “magic for the RV”!