Medical Definition of RVF

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Reviewed on 12/21/2018

RVF: 1. Rift Valley fever, the disease and the virus that causes it.
2. Right ventricular failure, failure of the right ventricle of the heart.
3. Residual volume fraction, a measure proportional to the ambulatory venous pressure.

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Reviewed on 12/21/2018