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

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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