What is meant by RVSP

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The abbreviation "RVSP" stands for "right ventricular systolic pressure". This means a pressure that prevails in the right ventricle at a certain point in time.

The heart is a muscle. It pumps blood around the body. The heart is hollow inside. There are four different cavities in the heart, namely two atria and two ventricles. The right ventricle is on the right side of the heart. It pumps the blood to the lungs. The right ventricle can also be called "right ventricle".

In order for the right ventricle to pump blood, it is first filled with blood. Then the right ventricle contracts. This pumps the blood out of the heart chamber into the pulmonary artery. Depending on whether the right ventricle is filling with blood or whether it is pumping blood, the pressure in the ventricle also differs. The pressure in the right ventricle as it pumps blood is called "right ventricular systolic pressure".


Please note that the abbreviation can also stand for something other than the one described here. If in doubt, please ask your doctor.

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Dr. Marie GottschlichDoctor Dresden

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