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Video 72-1: Short-axis view of an echocardiogram of a patient with pulmonary hypertension demonstrating flattening of the interventricular septum with bowing toward the left ventricle during diastole.

From: Fishman's Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, Fifth Edition

The right ventricle is hypocontractile. A small pericardial effusion is demonstrated as well. (Used with permission of Drs. Lissa Sugeng and Wassim Fares, Yale School of Medicine.) Video 1, still shot 1: An echocardiogram performed during diastole in the short-axis view demonstrates an enlarged right ventricle (RV), a flattened interventricular septum (IVS) with bowing toward the left ventricle (LV), and a small pericardial effusion (PE). (Used with permission of Drs. Lissa Sugeng and Wassim Fares, Yale School of Medicine.) Video 1, still shot 2: An echocardiogram performed during systole in the short-axis view demonstrates an enlarged right ventricle (RV), a flattened interventricular septum (IVS), and a small pericardial effusion (PE). Impaired filling of the left ventricle (LV) during diastole compromises stroke volume. (Used with permission of Drs. Lissa Sugeng and Wassim Fares, Yale School of Medicine.)

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Author(s) Darren B. Taichman, Jess Mandel, Kimberly A. Smith, Jason X.-J. Yuan
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