Systolic and Diastolic Dysfunction of the Right Heart Ventricle in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Extremely Cold Climate

  •  Anna Innokentievna Sivtseva    
  •  Andrew Vladislavovich Strutynsky    
  •  Vadim Grigorievich Krivoshapkin    
  •  Elena Nikolaevna Sivtseva    
  •  Marianna Adolfovna Ivanova    
  •  Leonid Fedorovich Timofeev    


The paper describes echocardiographic values of systolic and diastolic dysfunction the right heart ventricle in 229 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In our patients the values AvPAP (?25 mmHg while resting), FDDrv and FSDrv (>26 and 20 mm respectively), the thickness of front wall the RV (>5 mm), the dimension of AD (>35 mm), as well as the reduction the vestibular-distal shortening of RV (<23%), maximum blood velocity and the blood evacuation time from reflect indirectly the progressive reduction the contractive capacity RV myocardium and the occurrence of systolic dysfunction. In patients with severe de-compensation a restrictive type diastolic function is more characteristic – acceleration of early diastolic filling and blood velocity decrease during the auricular systole.

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