Cor pulmonale.

  title={Cor pulmonale.},
  author={E. Weitzenblum and A. Chaouat},
  journal={Chronic respiratory disease},
  volume={6 3},
  • E. Weitzenblum, A. Chaouat
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • The term "cor pulmonale" is still popular but there is presently no consensual definition and it seems more appropriate to define the condition by the presence of pulmonary hypertension (PH) resulting from diseases affecting the structure and/or the function of the lungs: PH results in right ventricular enlargement and may lead with time to right heart failure (RHF). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the first cause of cor pulmonale, far before idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and… CONTINUE READING