Cor Pulmonale

Part of the Treatment in Clinical Medicine book series (TC MEDICINE)


Cor pulmonale or pulmonary heart disease can be defined as “hypertrophy of the right ventricle from diseases affecting the function and/or structure of the lungs except when those pulmonary changes result from disease primarily affecting the left side of the heart.” (WHO 1963)


Deep Venous Thrombosis Oxygen Therapy Acute Pulmonary Embolism Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Thrombin Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal InfirmaryGlasgowScotland, UK
  2. 2.Stobhill General HospitalGlasgowScotland, UK

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