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RV enlargement and/or altered function resulting from primary lung disease; leads to RV hypertrophy and eventually to RV failure. Etiologies include:

  • Pulmonary parenchymal or airway disease leading to hypoxemic vasoconstriction: e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung diseases, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis (Chaps. 131 and 134).
  • Diseases of the pulmonary vasculature: e.g., recurrent pulmonary emboli, pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) (Chap. 127), vasculitis, sickle cell anemia.
  • Inadequate mechanical ventilation (chronic hypoventilation). Kyphoscoliosis, neuromuscular disorders, marked obesity, sleep apnea (Chap. 137).

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Loscalzo, Joseph, et al., editors. "COR PULMONALE." Harrison's Manual of Medicine, 19th ed., McGraw Hill Inc., 2017. harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623324/all/COR_PULMONALE.
COR PULMONALE. In: Loscalzo J, Jameson JL, Longo DL, et al, eds. Harrison's Manual of Medicine. 19th ed. McGraw Hill Inc.; 2017. https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623324/all/COR_PULMONALE. Accessed April 23, 2019.
COR PULMONALE. (2017). In Loscalzo, J., Jameson, J. L., Longo, D. L., Hauser, S. L., Fauci, A. S., & Kasper, D. L. (Eds.), Harrison's Manual of Medicine. Available from https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623324/all/COR_PULMONALE
COR PULMONALE [Internet]. In: Loscalzo J, Jameson JL, Longo DL, Hauser SL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, editors. Harrison's Manual of Medicine. McGraw Hill Inc.; 2017. [cited 2019 April 23]. Available from: https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623324/all/COR_PULMONALE.
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