Cesarean section predominantly affects right ventricular diastolic function during the early transitional period.


Department of Pediatrics, Fukui Aiiku Hospital, Fukui, Japan; Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui, Fukui, Japan. Electronic address: [Email]


Although the mode of delivery is well known to affect pulmonary function, the effects of a cesarean delivery on postnatal changes in cardiac mechanics have not been clearly defined.


cesarean section,echocardiography,ventricular function,