Riociguat is a soluble guanylate cyclase stimulator used for pulmonary hypertension (PH) treatment. We evaluated right ventricular (RV) contractile function in 27 PH patients receiving riociguat. A comparison of pre- and post-administration echocardiographic studies demonstrated significantly improved RV strain after riociguat treatment, even after adjusting for RV afterload.
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Right ventricular contraction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine