Double-Chambered Right Ventricle Follow-up

Updated: Jan 07, 2016
  • Author: Shubhayan Sanatani, MD, FRCPC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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Further Outpatient Care

Prior to surgical therapy for double-chambered right ventricle (DCRV), the follow-up is based on the degree of obstruction, associated lesions, and symptoms. Regular evaluation by a cardiologist is recommended.

The residual lesions determine the follow-up of these patients after surgery. The patients are initially frequently evaluated in order to monitor the progress after repair.

Exercise tolerance and quality of life, endocarditis prophylaxis, and recurrence of obstruction comprise the major issues during the long-term follow-up.