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Doctor insights on: End Stage Cor Pulmonale Renal Failure

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


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Does cor pulmonale = right sided heart failure?

Does cor pulmonale = right sided heart failure?

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 isn't cor pulmonale. A host of lung diseases cause cor pulmonale and some folks use the term to include heart failure due to pulmonary thromboembolization. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cor pulmonale, right-sided heart failure?

What is the difference between cor pulmonale, right-sided heart failure?

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 heart failure. Other causes are congenital heart disease and disease of the tricuspid valve. ...Read more

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

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

Not much: Cor pulmanale is right sided failure brought on by long standing pulmonary artery hypertension. ...Read more

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Chronic heart failure mechanism in cor pulmonale due to occupational disease.?

Chronic heart failure mechanism in cor pulmonale  due to occupational disease.?

RV overload: Chronic lung disease causes pressure overload of the right ventricle which eventually fails with enlargement and rise in pressure in the right ventricle, right atrium and the systemic venous circulation including the liver, spleen, intestines, genitals, and legs. ...Read more

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What is differences between right ventricular hypertrophy & right heart failure; cor pulmonale & pulmonary hypertension? Do they hv the same meaning?

What is differences between right ventricular hypertrophy & right heart failure; cor pulmonale & pulmonary hypertension? Do they hv the same meaning?

Related: Pulmonary hypertension leads to right ventricular hypertophy. If the hypertension is severe and prolongued, the hypertrophied right ventricle begins to enlarge out of proportion to it's thickness. That is called cor pulmonale. Subsequently the right ventricle begins to fail, the right ventricular end diastolic pressures rise over 20mmhg, the rv cardiac output gets compromised, legs, liver, abdswell. ...Read more

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Is COPD related to cor pulmonale?

Is COPD related to cor pulmonale?

Yes: Cor pulmonale refers to failure of the right ventricle - the part of the heart that pumps blood to the lungs. COPD can result in cor pulmonale. This happens when COPD results in hypoxemia (low oxygen). When there is a low level of oxygen in the lungs, the blood vessels in the lungs contact more strongly. This high pressure applies stress to the right ventricle, causing it to fail. ...Read more

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Diag - cor pulmonale. Pitted edema for @ 4 yrs and an fev 56%. 460lbs 6'1" 49 yrs old. 5 yr exp after diag? How close to the end? 1.5 of 6mwt / 150yds

Diag - cor pulmonale. Pitted edema for @ 4 yrs and an fev 56%. 460lbs 6'1" 49 yrs old. 5 yr exp after diag? How close to the end? 1.5 of 6mwt / 150yds

Depressing question: I know this isn't an 'easy' problem or answer. But quite obviously your main problem is your weight which needs some fairly dramatic intervention. There is no obvious number to give you. But with this weight and these problems your life will not be a long one. The time to tackle it is now! ...Read more

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Cor pulmonale or dilated cardiomyopathy, what's the difference?

Cor pulmonale or dilated cardiomyopathy, what's the difference?

Cor pulmonale: Cor pulmonale is right heart failure due to pulmonary(lung)disease. Generically we can say its right heart failure. Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition of generalized heart dilation usually resulting in heart failure. Right heart failure often exists in dilated cardiomyopathy because of failure of the right ventricle. ...Read more