Pharmacotherapeutic management of pulmonary arterial hypertension. 29. [Medline]. 2013 Oct. 39(10):1734-42. If you log out, you will be required to enter your username and password the next time you visit. Clinical efficacy of sildenafil in primary pulmonary hypertension: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover study. Chronic cor pulmonale is much more frequently observed at necropsy than the clinical diagnosis would indicate. Dandel M, Lehmkuhl H, Knosalla C, Suramelashvili N, Hetzer R. Strain and strain rate imaging by echocardiography - basic concepts and clinical applicability. 1994 Sep 15. The structure and function of the right ventricle is adversely affected by pulmonary arterial hypertension, induced by a disease process affecting the lungs, their ventilation or blood supply. Chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD) is the most common cause of cor pulmonale… 2(4):334-9; discussion 340-1. 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Abraham G Kocheril, MD, FACC, FACP, FHRS is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Cardiology, Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research, Heart Failure Society of America, Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, American College of Physicians, American Heart Association, American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical SocietyDisclosure: Nothing to disclose. 64(19):2000-9. Serum Soluble Fas in Patients with Schistosomal Cor Pulmonale. Circulation. Incidence proportion of acute cor pulmonale in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome subjected to lung protective ventilation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med. Risk factors associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease early readmission. 10(3):153-62. Pediatr Crit Care Med. Accuracy of Doppler echocardiography in the assessment of pulmonary arterial hypertension in patients with congenital heart disease. – SUMMARY – Pulmonary heart disease, also known as cor pulmonale is the enlargement and failure of the right ventricle of the heart as a response to increased vascular resistance (such as from pulmonic stenosis) or high blood pressure in the lungs. N Engl J Med. Steven J Compton, MD, FACC, FACP, FHRS is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Physicians, American Heart Association, American Medical Association, Heart Rhythm Society, Alaska State Medical Association, American College of CardiologyDisclosure: Nothing to disclose. 2006 Nov. 28(5):999-1004. 2003 Jun. Bergler-Klein J, Gyongyosi M, Maurer G. The role of biomarkers in valvular heart disease: focus on natriuretic peptides. Smith BM, Kawut SM, Bluemke DA, Basner RC, Gomes AS, Hoffman E, Kalhan R, Lima JA, Liu CY, Michos ED, Prince MR, Rabbani L, Rabinowitz D, Shimbo D, Shea S, Barr RG. Das SK, Choupoo NS, Saikia P, Lahkar A. This type of right-sided heart disease can develop slowly or suddenly, and it is always caused by lung disease. 2009 Feb. 15(1):67-70. Chronic cor pulmonale involves the enlargement of the right ventricle as a result of pulmonary hypertension due to pulmonary disorders involving the lung parenchyma, bellows function, or ventilatory drive. [Medline]. 6(3):177-85. Respiration.70:574-578. Part One. Slee… Resultant pulmonary hypertension (PH) subsequently induces structural alterations and/or impairs right ventricle (RV) function. Rich S, Kaufmann E. High dose titration of calcium channel blocking agents for primary pulmonary hypertension: guidelines for short-term drug testing. Selexipag for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2017. Pneumothorax and compression atelectasis are not part of the pathogenesis of cor pulmonale N Engl J Med. 2013 Apr. The underlying pathophysiology in a massive pulmonary embolism causing cor pulmonale is the sudden increase in pulmonary resistance. Treatments for COPD. Cor pulmonale parvus in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema: the MESA COPD study. National Center for Biotechnology Information, Unable to load your collection due to an error, Unable to load your delegates due to an error. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood to the lungs. Right ventricular function and failure: report of a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute working group on cellular and molecular mechanisms of right heart failure. [PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF COR PULMONALE]. 2014 Feb. 30(2):315-20. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201708-667KV. Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug ReferenceDisclosure: Received salary from Medscape for employment. In Cor Pulmonale, the patient develops right-sided heart failure from long term high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. N Engl J Med. Eur Heart J. 114(17):1883-91. COR PULMONALE is broadly defined as alteration of the structure or function of the right ventricle as a result of disease or dysfunction of the lungs. 1. 2009 May. Tunariu N, Gibbs SJ, Win Z, et al. Acute or chronic pulmonary processes can lead to increased right-sided cardiac pressures. Jardin F, Vieillard-Baron A. Henry H Ooi, MD, MRCPI Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program, Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of MedicineDisclosure: Nothing to disclose. Cor pulmonale is caused by pulmonary hypertension (PH). 2005 Nov 17. 1 What is cor pulmonale?. 1 What is cor pulmonale?. 121(6):409-15. Voelkel NF, Quaife RA, Leinwand LA, et al. Sitbon O, Channick R, Chin KM, et al, for the GRIPHON Investigators. Gorcsan J 3rd, Tanaka H. Echocardiographic assessment of myocardial strain. Part One.." American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 150(3), pp. 345(20):1465-72. 10(4):e41-2. Indianapolis, IN. 13(2):294-6. Proc Am Thorac Soc. Exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is defined as an event in the natural course of the disease that is characterized by a change in the patient's baseline dyspnea, cough, or sputum beyond day-to-day variability and sufficient to warrant a change in management (1, 2).Recent studies have indicated that the state of health of patients with COPD is influenced … Waltzer and Frostl discuss 54 patients who received a pathologic diagnosis of cor pulmonale: the clinical diagnosis had been made in only 21, 13 of whom were in cardiac failure before death. Acute cor pulmonale. [Medline]. Riociguat for the treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. The pathophysiology of pulmonary heart disease (cor pulmonale) has always indicated that an increase in right ventricular afterload causes RV failure (pulmonary vasoconstriction, anatomic disruption/pulmonary vascular bed and increased blood viscosity are usually involved), however most of the time, the right ventricle adjusts to an overload in chronic pressure. [Medline]. Forty years ago an expert committee of the World Health Organization1 defined cor pulmonale as “hypertrophy of the right ventricle [Medline]. Pathophysiology of acute cor pulmonale (ACP) in ARDS patients The main function of right heart is maintaining adequate pulmonary perfusion pressure to deliver desaturated mixed venous blood to the respiratory membrane and low systemic venous pressure to prevent organ congestion. Crit Care Med. Please enable it to take advantage of the complete set of features! J Biomech. Eli Lilly and Company; 2009. 2006 Mar-Apr. USA.gov. This increase in resistance forces the right ventricle to keep high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery. As the right ventricle tries to pump blood properly, it becomes thickened and deformed. Mekontso Dessap A, Boissier F, Leon R, et al. Cor pulmonaledescribes impairment in right ventricular function as a result of respiratory disease, leading to increased resistance to blood flow in the pulmonary circulation. [Medline]. Pediatr Cardiol. Permanently increased brightness of right ventricle (D-shaped left ventricle) on myocardial perfusion imaging in a patient with chronic cor pulmonale: an autopsy correlation. 1980 Sep. 93(3):391-8. 116(25):2992-3005. -cor pulmonale is right ventricular hypertrophy that occurs as a compensatory response to chronically increased resistance to pulmonary arterial blood flow. Common causes of cor pulmonale include: 1. Acute haemodynamic effects of nifedipine at rest and during maximal exercise in patients with chronic cor pulmonale. 2005 Dec. 99 Suppl B:S28-40. Role of digoxin in right ventricular failure due to chronic cor pulmonale. Circulation. 1994 Oct;150(4):1158-68. Most cases of cor pulmonale are secondary to chronic obstructive pulmonary … Acute cor pulmonale: pulmonary embolism (more common) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Ohira H, Beanlands RS, Davies RA, Mielniczuk L. The role of nuclear imaging in pulmonary hypertension. 2005 Nov 1. Continuous or nocturnal oxygen therapy in hypoxemic chronic obstructive lung disease: a clinical trial. 21(6):364-75. 2013 Jul 25. Cor pulmonale 1. 18(5):1323-7. Han MK, McLaughlin VV, Criner GJ, Martinez FJ. 18(3):148-62. [Medline]. Can J Cardiol. [Immediate effects of nifedipine and oxygen in acute episodes of chronic cor pulmonale]. 2014 Sep. 30(9):1027-34. Cor pulmonale pathophysiology The pathophysiology of cor pulmonale is a result of increased right-sided filling pressures from pulmonary hypertension that is associated with diseases of the lung. Ventilation-perfusion scintigraphy is more sensitive than multidetector CTPA in detecting chronic thromboembolic pulmonary disease as a treatable cause of pulmonary hypertension. Loomba RS, Danduran ME, Dixon JE, Rao RP. 1990. Singh H, Ebejer MJ, Higgins DA, Henderson AH, Campbell IA. Cor pulmonale is right ventricular (RV) dysfunction caused by lung disease that results in pulmonary artery hypertension. Indian J Crit Care Med. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. For cor pulmonale to come about, mean pulmonary arterial pressure is usually >20 mm Hg. Cor pulmonale, or pulmonary heart disease, is right ventricular enlargement with or without right heart failure resulting from pulmonary hypertension caused by structural or functional abnormalities of the pulmonary circulation. Lheritier G, Legras A, Caille A, et al. Normally, de-oxygenated venous blood from the body goes into the right atrium of the heart. Derek Leong, MD Resident Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterDisclosure: Nothing to disclose. Cor pulmonale is a condition that most commonly arises out of complications from high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries (pulmonary hypertension). 2007 Dec 18. [Medline]. Left ventricular failure and cardiac dysrhythmias are not part of the pathogenesis of cor pulmonale. Epub 2017 Feb 13. 5(2):133-48. Cor pulmonale itself is usually asymptomatic but common physical findings include a left parasternal systolic lift, a loud pulmonic component of S2, functional tricuspid and pulmonic insufficiency murmurs, and later, distended jugular veins, … 2015 Feb. 22(1):141-57. 2007 May. 2013 Apr 9;127(14):1503-11, 1511e1-6. Ali A Sovari, MD, FACP, FACC is a member of the following medical societies: American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, American Physician Scientists Association, American Physiological Society, Biophysical Society, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic ResonanceDisclosure: Nothing to disclose. Abraham G Kocheril, MD, FACC, FACP, FHRS Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine Indian J Med Res. Kim WJ, Yim JJ, Kim DK, et al. Chronic cor pulmonale is defined as right-heart hypertrophy or right-ventricular dilatation and/or chronic right-heart failure, secondary to disorders of the respiratory system. 2007. [Full Text]. Clipboard, Search History, and several other advanced features are temporarily unavailable. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is an inciting stimulus for the RVH and RV failure in patients with cor pulmonale. 126(1 Suppl):35S-62S. O. Epub 2013 Oct 23. Severe COPD cases from Korea, Poland, and USA have substantial differences in respiratory symptoms and other respiratory illnesses. The underlying pathophysiology in a massive pulmonary embolism causing cor pulmonale is the sudden increase in pulmonary resistance. Lin J, Xu Y, Wu X, et al. [Medline]. 1985 Feb 9;84(5):176-80. Johnson SR, Mehta S, Granton JT. 2014 Jul 30. Collum SD, Amione-Guerra J, Cruz-Solbes AS, DiFrancesco A, Hernandez AM, Hanmandlu A, Youker K, Guha A, Karmouty-Quintana H. Can Respir J. The term cor pulmonale was coined by Paul Dudley White in 1931 to indicate heart failure coexistent with a primary pathologic condition of the lung. Pathophysiology of Cor Pulmonale in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Parts 1 & 2). [Medline]. Meyer G, Vicaut E, Danays T, et al, for the PEITHO Investigators. 1986 Oct. 78(4 Pt 2):793-9. 2010 Sep. 38(9):1786-92. J Nucl Cardiol. Cor pulmonale has poor prognosis. Weitzenblum E, Chaouat A. Cor pulmonale. Pulmonary diseases and the heart. 2009 Jul. The most common cause of cor pulmonale is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Subsequent definitions have described pathologic aspects of the right ventricle, such as hypertrophy and dilatation. 2017;2017:1430350. doi: 10.1155/2017/1430350. 2014 Nov 11. Eur Respir J. Urboniene D, Haber I, Fang YH, Thenappan T, Archer SL. 2014 Apr 10. N Engl J Med. Ghofrani HA, D'Armini AM, Grimminger F, et al, for the CHEST-1 Study Group. Circulation. 2015 Dec 24. [Medline]. Chest. 2010 Sep. 299(3):L401-12. Gomberg-Maitland M, McLaughlin V, Gulati M, Rich S. Efficacy and safety of sildenafil added to treprostinil in pulmonary hypertension. Long-term response to calcium channel blockers in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. [Medline]. … 1993 Nov;48(11):550-4. COPD is the most common cause of cor pulmonale, but there are others as well.1 Often, cor pulmonale is more severe if you also have other types of heart disease, such as an arrhythmia or a history of a heart attack. Clinical findings include signs of right-sided heart failure and hypoxemia. 1991 Nov 1. 48(5):680-4. 43(7):1149-53. Wang BC, Sundet WD, Goetz KL. [Medline]. Ann Am Thorac Soc. Am J Physiol. Fibrinolysis for patients with intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism. J Am Coll Cardiol. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.001653. 1994 Sep;150(3):833-52. doi: 10.1164/ajrccm.150.3.8087359. Management of venous thrombo-embolism: an update. 17(7):923-8. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. J Am Coll Cardiol. Theophylline improves global cardiac function and reduces dyspnea in chronic obstructive lung disease. Please confirm that you would like to log out of Medscape. [Medline]. Prevalence and prognostic value of acute cor pulmonale and patent foramen ovale in ventilated patients with early acute respiratory distress syndrome: a multicenter study. [Medline]. [Full Text]. What is cor pulmunale? 2005 Mar. The term cor pulmonale was coined by Paul Dudley White in 1931 to indicate heart failure coexistent with a primary pathologic condition of the lung. Circulation. 1 “Cor pulmonale” may be used for right heart enlargement from all causes of pulmonary hypertension except left-sided heart disease. Nocturnal Oxygen Therapy Trial Group. Am J Cardiol. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. Intensive Care Med. In ARDS, RV overload can occur due to mechanical ventilation and the pathologic features of the syndrome itself. 373(26):2522-33. N Engl J Med. 2009 Aug. 93(2):135-40. Drug treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension: current and future agents. Hence, cor pulmonale is a cardiac complication of primary pulmonary disease. 111(23):3105-11. Fedullo PF, Auger WR, Kerr KM, Rubin LJ. Barnes PJ. CHRONIC COR PULMONALE Emmanuel Weitzenblum T he term “cor pulmonale”is still very popular in the medical literature,but its definition varies and there is presently no consensual definition. [Pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale caused by chronic obstructive lung disease; pathogenesis and treatment]. This site needs JavaScript to work properly. Ali A Sovari, MD, FACP, FACC Attending Physician, Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Cedars Sinai Medical Center and St John's Regional Medical Center Galie N, Ghofrani HA, Torbicki A, et al. NIH 2006 Apr. [Medline]. That strain can cause cor pulmonale. J Nucl Cardiol. [2] Mechanical ventilation, especially higher tidal volumes, requires a higher transpulmonary pressure. 12:3415-23. Pathophysiology of cor pulmonale in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 2014 Nov 1. [Medline]. 2010 May-Jun. All material on this website is protected by copyright, Copyright © 1994-2021 by WebMD LLC. 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MacNee W: Pathophysiology of cor pulmonale in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Part one.Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1994, 150:833–852.In this two-part state-of-the-art review, the author discusses the pathophysiology of cor pulmonale and … 2006 Oct 24. 2001 Nov 15. Nocturnal Oxygen Therapy Trial Group. The pathophysiology of cor pulmonale is a result of increased right-sided filling pressures from pulmonary hypertension that is associated with diseases of the lung. [Medline]. Cor pulmonale usually presents chronically, but there are 2 main conditions can cause acute cor pulmonale: a massive pulmonary embolism, which is more common, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). [Medline]. 2009. Here, we review the pathophysiology of pulmonary vascular dysfunction in ARDS, consider the beneficial and deleterious effects of mechanical ventilation, describe the incidence and meaning of acute cor pulmonale based on recent studies in large series of patients, and propose a new, although not strictly validated, approach based on the protection of both the lung and right …  |  Curr Opin Crit Care. [Medline]. Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Current and Future Perspectives. [Article in German] GOTTSEGEN G. PMID: 14305237 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Publication Types: Review; MeSH Terms. Chronic Disease* Hypertension, Pulmonary* Pathology* Pulmonary Heart Disease* Steven J Compton, MD, FACC, FACP, FHRS Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Alaska Heart Institute, Providence and Alaska Regional Hospitals J Allergy Clin Immunol. [Medline]. Hanania NA, Ambrosino N, Calverley P, Cazzola M, Donner CF, Make B. [Medline]. 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HHS [Synopsis of the interactions of heart and lung function]. 150:833. Cor pulmonale is RV enlargement and eventually failure secondary to a lung disorder that causes pulmonary artery hypertension. [Medline]. Adcirca prescribing information. In the case of ARDS, cor pulmonale is associated with an increased possibility of right-to-left shunting through a patent foramen ovale, which carries a poorer prognosis. PH is high blood pressure in the arteries of your lungs. The increased afterload leads to structural alterations in the right ventricle (RV) including RV hypertrophy (RVH) which can be seen in chronic cor pulmonale. Sastry BK, Narasimhan C, Reddy NK, Raju BS. J Nucl Med. [Medline]. [Medline]. Polic S, Rumboldt Z, Dujic Z, Bagatin J, Deletis O, Rozga A. Blood cannot flow through your lungs and backs up in the right ventricle of your heart. [Medline]. Validation of high-resolution echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging vs. high-fidelity catheterization in experimental pulmonary hypertension. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1994 ; 150: 833 – 852, 1158–1168 . PH is defined as a mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) greater than 25 mmHg at rest or greater than 30 mmHg during exercise, in the presence of a pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) less than 15 mmHg. Cor pulmonale is failure of the right side of the heart. Subsequent definitions have described pathologic aspects of the right ventricle, such as hypertrophy and dilatation. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2018 Feb;15(Suppl 1):S30-S34. Pulmonary hyperinflation and left ventricular mass: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis COPD Study. 2004 Jul. OBJECTIVES• review the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system• review the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system• interpret the term cor pulmonale• describe the etiology of cor pulmonale It is disorder of the lungs that causes dysfunction of the heart. Badesch DB, Abman SH, Ahearn GS, et al. 151(4):851.e1-5. In fact, one of the complications of Emphysema is Cor Pulmonale. [Medline]. [Medline]. 1,2 The constant feature of this disorder is pulmonary hypertension in response to which the right ventricle may dilate, hypertrophy, or subsequently fail. 2(3):273-82. Am Heart J. Thorax. [Medline]. 96(9):1334-6. Prevalence and prognosis of shunting across patent foramen ovale during acute respiratory distress syndrome. "Pathophysiology of cor pulmonale in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. [Medline]. 2. Ravi H Dave, MD Associate Professor of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles David Geffen School of MedicineDisclosure: Nothing to disclose. Cardiol Rev. Effect of Fontan fenestration on regional venous oxygen saturation during exercise: further insights into Fontan fenestration closure. 2013 Oct. 82(10):1743-8. 1985 Dec. 40(12):910-4. Budev MM, Arroliga AC, Wiedemann HP, Matthay RA. 2013 Feb;137(2):251-69. [Medline]. Volschan A, Albuquerque D, Tura BR, et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. Cor pulmonale: an overview. Kawut SM, Poor HD, Parikh MA, et al. Anderson JR, Nawarskas JJ. Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov, Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus, Find NCBI SARS-CoV-2 literature, sequence, and clinical content: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sars-cov-2/, NLM Shujaat A, Minkin R, Eden E. Pulmonary hypertension and chronic cor pulmonale in COPD. Lungu A, Wild JM, Capener D, Kiely DG, Swift AJ, Hose DR. MRI model-based non-invasive differential diagnosis in pulmonary hypertension. This ECG shows some typical abnormalities that may be seen in cor pulmonale and other chronic pulmonary diseases: (1) R/S ratio >1 in V1 and <1 in V6 suggestive of right ventricular hypertrophy/enlargement, (2) right superior axis deviation, (3) left atrial type of p wave with increased width of the p wave and biphasic p wave in V1, and (4) right bundle branch block pattern with wide QRS and RsR1 pattern in V1 and slurred s wave in V6.This ECG also presents a sinus bradycardia rhythm with first-degree AV block and left anterior fascicular block. Shih WJ, Kousa K, Mitchell B, Huang WS. Emphysema can be divided into 2 types: 369(4):319-29. Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2014 Mar;35(3):514-20. doi: 10.1007/s00246-013-0817-y. Circulation. Eur J Radiol. 370(15):1402-11. [Medline]. Cor pulmonale can become life-threatening. MacNee W(1). The pathophysiology of cor pulmonale is a result of increased right-sided filling pressures from pulmonary hypertension that is associated with diseases of the lung. Ann Intern Med. Complete right ventricular failur… [Medline]. Survival in primary pulmonary hypertension with long-term continuous intravenous prostacyclin. COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. [Medline]. Hoeper MM.  |  Rethinking Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. [Medline]. With cor pulmonale, cor is Latin for heart and pulmonale is Latin for lungs.. Cor pulmonale, then, is a relationship between the two, it’s when a disorder of the lungs causes dysfunction of the heart.. Under normal physiologic conditions, the right ventricle pumps against a … Wang B, Feng Y, Jia LQ, et al. Med Clin (Barc). [Medline]. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. In people who have pulmonary hypertension, changes in the small blood vessels inside the lungs can lead to increased blood pressure in the right side of the heart. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. Dyspnea is the usual presenting symptom. Medical therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Sitbon O, Humbert M, Jais X, et al. Chang D, Kong X, Zhou X, Li S, Wang H. Unenhanced steady state free precession versus traditional MR imaging for congenital heart disease. https://profreg.medscape.com/px/getpracticeprofile.do?method=getProfessionalProfile&urlCache=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubWVkc2NhcGUuY29tL2Fuc3dlcnMvMTU0MDYyLTY5MTg0L3doYXQtaXMtdGhlLXBhdGhvcGh5c2lvbG9neS1vZi1jb3ItcHVsbW9uYWxl. [Medline]. Cor pulmonale is a medical condition where the right ventricle of the heart becomes enlarged due to a disease in either the lungs or the lung's blood vessels, which are called the pulmonary … Lin J, Deletis O, Humbert M, Maurer G. the role of digoxin in ventricular. 135 ( 25 ):1120-4 clinical findings include signs of right-sided heart failure and hypoxemia Albuquerque D, Haber,. 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