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Raison d'etre of right ventricle
  1. Tomoaki Murakami
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tomoaki Murakami, Department of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Chiba Cardiovascular Center, 575 Tsurumai, Ichihara, Chiba 290-0512, Japan; murat{at}

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To the Editor I read with great interest the report by Dr Todiere and colleagues1 which discussed right ventricular hypertrophy in patients with systemic hypertension. Although they reported that there was no difference in systolic pulmonary artery pressure between hypertensive patients with and without left ventricular hypertrophy, Lam and colleagues2 have previously reported age-associated elevation of pulmonary artery systolic pressure, …

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