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

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Dr. Martin Bress
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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.

In brief: 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.
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