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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The electrocardiographic pattern of right ventricular hypertrophy in chronic cor pulmonale.
Long-term domiciliary supplemental oxygen therapy in chronic hypoxic cor pulmonale complicating chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Haemodynamic and endocrine effects of type 1 angiotensin II receptor blockade in patients with hypoxaemic cor pulmonale.
In addition to a thrombotic arteriopathy, all patients with PE had chronic cor pulmonale and hypertensive changes of small pulmonary arteries.
RHD (41%) was found to be the most common cause of TVD (primarily or secondarily involved), and long-term cor pulmonale leading to TV regurgitation (TR) were observed in 10 (5%) patients.
4) More advanced disease can present with pulmonary hypertension, cor pulmonale, pulmonary function tests (PFTs) indicative of mixed obstructive, restrictive process and low carbon monoxide diffusing capacity (DLCO).
With these cardiovascular continued on developments, patients with bronchiectasis can develop cor pulmonale.
The lungs are often involved in the different rheumatic diseases and patients may succumb due to pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale secondary to restrictive lung disease.
Four years earlier, he'd had a prolonged hospitalization for severe cor pulmonale, during which he suffered a perforated cecum.
Larrazet et al (6) compared right and left isovolumic ventricular relaxation time intervals in patients with controlled hypertension without left ventricular hypertrophy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and cor pulmonale by means of a single-pulsed Doppler method.
Background: Despite airway pressure limitation, acute cor pulmonale persists in a minority of ARDS patients.
1]-antitrypsin deficiency screening can be considered if there is onset of COPD before age 45 years or if there is strong family history Echocardiogram, ECG, and/or MR/may be helpful if right heart failure or cor pulmonale is suspected.