Influence of RV Restrictive Physiology on LV Diastolic Function in Children after Tetralogy of Fallot Repair
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 06/26/2012
Ahmad N et al. – End–diastolic forward flow in the main pulmonary artery is associated with larger right ventricular (RV) dimensions in pediatric patients with postoperative tetralogy of Fallot. The presence of end–diastolic forward flow was not associated with other differences in RV diastolic parameters but with more pronounced pulmonary venous reversals and larger left atrial size. This indicates that ventricular diastolic interaction affects left ventricular (LV) filling pressures.