cor pulmonale


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cor pulmonale

[¦kȯr ‚pu̇l·mə′näl·ē]
(medicine)
Hypertrophy and dilation of the right ventricle that is secondary to obstruction to the pulmonary blood flow and consequent pulmonary hypertension.
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He also points out that cor pulmonale was recognized as a feature of Pickwickian syndrome before it became known that the underlying pathology of cor pulmonale is rooted in a sleep disorder.
Cor pulmonale is defined as right ventricular failure caused by chronic pulmonary disease or dysfunction of the respiratory system.