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Tell me the difference between cor pulmonale and right sided heart failure

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Not much: Cor pulmanale is right sided failure brought on by long standing pulmonary artery hypertension.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
See below: Cor pulmonale implies right sided heart failure due to lung disease. There are other causes of right heart failure the most common of which is left he... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart failure: Cor pulmonale is another term for right heart failure.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Sort of: Cor pulmonale is the inability of the right side of the heart to pump blood through the lungs. One common cause is left-sided heart failure and this i... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Same family: Rvh is thickening muscle bound right ventricle, sometimes due to pulmonary hypertension, lung disease, or left sided failure and backup. As the muscl... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
RV overload: Chronic lung disease causes pressure overload of the right ventricle which eventually fails with enlargement and rise in pressure in the right ventric... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Great question: In left heart failure, there is congestion in the lungs. In right heart failure, there is congestion everywhere except the lungs, ie ankles, legs, gen... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 29 years experience
Heart failure: Heart failure can be separated into left heart failure which is due to either a weakness in the muscle, cardiomyopathy, or arterial disease either can... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Cusano
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Left and right heart: Left heart failure reduces the ability of the heart to pump bold to the body. It is mainly caused by chronic hypertension, coronary artery disease or ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
Physical exam: Fluid accumulates during congestive heart failure. When the right side of the heart fails, fluid accumulates in the legs and abdomen. When the left ... Read More

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