Interdependence of the left and right ventricles in health and disease

Christopher A. Clyne, Joseph S. Alpert, Joseph R. Benotti

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Since the publication of Bernheim's report it has been clear that the anatomic and functional integrity of each ventricle is an important determinant of the functional characteristics of the other ventricle. How the ventricles interact in health and disease has been of interest to many investigators. This article reviews and considers the structure and function of each ventricle as an independent subunit and as a unified pumping system in the healthy state and in various disease states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1366-1373
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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