Chapter 4. The Right Heart

  1. Francesco Fulvio Faletra MD Head of Cardiac Imaging Laboratory1,
  2. Natesa G. Pandian MD Professor of Medicine Co-Director2 and
  3. Siew Yen Ho PhD Head of Cardiac Morphology3

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300550.ch4

Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography

Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography

How to Cite

Faletra, F. F., Pandian, N. G. and Ho, S. Y. (2008) The Right Heart, in Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300550.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Center for Cardiovascular Imaging, Tufts University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 3

    National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180559

Online ISBN: 9781444300550



  • “right heart,” - normal U-shape arrangement with superior vena cava and right atrium forming one limb;
  • “electronic” cast of right heart;
  • 3D volume rendering showing ventriculoinfundibular fold;
  • postero-lateral view of right atrium superior (SVC) and inferior (IVC) venae cavae, VC and right atrial appendage (RAA);
  • 3D endocardial perspective of C-shaped crista terminalis;
  • 3D endocardial surface modality;
  • virtual endoscopy;
  • right ventricle - inlet, apical and outlet components;
  • anatomic specimen and slice image of trabecula septomarginalis (TSM) and arms


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Right atrium

  • Right ventricle

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