Advanced Echo: Right Ventricular failure #LIVES2017

Prof Vieillard-Baron delivered this lecture and began by pointing out a great overall review on the topic https://t.co/5TZsRZIZ12

 

Causes:

1: pulmonary embolism – management strategies here https://t.co/Cwc7drmG5z

 

2: Acute myocardial infarction

3: Mechanical  ventilation – especially if a PFO is recanalised https://t.co/NwC6XPI91H

4: ARDS (https://t.co/pVj3GBSJnE)- here are some expert guidelines to manage haemodynamics https://t.co/VJjyQbbZnA

5: chronic RV failure- differentiate this from acute using RV wall thickness and the PASP (again, 5 minute sono has a wonderful example https://t.co/hmDtjSNZJ6)

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