Definition of cor pulmonale in English:
Abnormal enlargement of the right side of the heart as a result of disease of the lungs or the pulmonary blood vessels.
- Without treatment, pulmonary hypertension can progress to cor pulmonale: right heart failure associated with pulmonary disease and pulmonary vascular disease in the absence of congenital heart disease or left sided heart disease.
- A 41-year-old man underwent a heart/lung transplant in February 1997 for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and cor pulmonale.
- Nevertheless she passed her exams effortlessly, was awarded a doctorate for her research into cor pulmonale arising from lung diseases in the black population, and went on to pursue a career in anatomical pathology.
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