Right Ventricular Function 1: Geometry, Anatomy, and Physiology

The purpose of this Right Ventricle series is to assist the reader in measuring both volumetric and pressure-based metrics of right ventricular performance, as well as quantifying relevant structural characteristics of the right ventricle (RV).

You will learn:

  • Right ventricular anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology
  • Right ventricular failure
  • Right ventricular ionotropy
  • The right ventricle in cardiac surgery

Author(s): Robert H Thiele, MD

Estimated time to complete: 15 minutes

Credit hours: .25

Method and Medium: Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again if a question is answered incorrectly.