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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 34 years experience
Not much: Cor pulmanale is right sided failure brought on by long standing pulmonary artery hypertension.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 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
52 years experience
Heart failure: Cor pulmonale is another term for right heart failure.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 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
surgery 57 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Cusano
Nephrology and Dialysis 41 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 39 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Some together: Left heart muscle ischemic, dead or scarred and does not push blood well( low ejection fraction), low blood pressure, and may back up and strain right... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesam Yacoub
20 years experience
Ok: If less than fifty then I would be more concerned. However with heart failure it is not uncommon to have low dlco. The more concerning is why right he... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Hello again!: RV enlargement can be a SIGN of something wrong with the RV (weakness, pressure or volume overload). Cardiomyopathy means muscle weakness: the ventric... Read More