Journal of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

Online ISSN: 2433-1783 Print ISSN: 2433-2720
Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Academy Center, 358-5 Yamabuki-cho, Shinju-ku, Tokyo 162-0801, Japan
Journal of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery 7(1): 8-17 (2023)

Educational ReviewEducational Review

Evaluation by Cardiac Catheterization for Right Ventricular Dysfunction as a Pulmonary VentricleSecondary Publication

Department of Pediatrics, Saitama Medical Center, Saitama Medical University ◇ Saitama, Japan

受付日:2022年8月7日Received: August 7, 2022
受理日:2022年8月25日Accepted: August 25, 2022
発行日:2023年3月31日Published: March 31, 2023

Recently, growing number of difficult cases with congenital heart disease can grow up and become adults. Function of right ventricle as a pump for pulmonary circulation has great impact on the quality of life, mortality, and the necessity of re-operation in such patients. Cardiovascular visualization and volume measurements, which previously required cardiac catheterization, can be obtained by non-invasive well-developed modalities such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. However, only cardiac catheterization can provide the direct pressure and oxygen saturation measurements for the irreplaceable assessment of cardiovascular function, and systemic and pulmonary circulation. This review summarizes and discusses the common and detailed evaluations, and future direction of right heart catheterization.

Key words: congenital heart disease; right ventricle; function; stiffness; flow

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