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What is eisenmenger syndrome?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: A shunt disorder
It is a congenital disorder that results first from flow from the left side of the heart to the right through a defect (ventricular, atrial, septal, or patent ductus arteriosus); that causes already oxygenated blood to return through the lungs again and increases both the blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension) and results in very high red blood cell counts.
.. And eventually death.

In brief: A shunt disorder
It is a congenital disorder that results first from flow from the left side of the heart to the right through a defect (ventricular, atrial, septal, or patent ductus arteriosus); that causes already oxygenated blood to return through the lungs again and increases both the blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension) and results in very high red blood cell counts.
.. And eventually death.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Fernando Torres
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Heart disorder
When the pressure in the blood vessels of your lung increase they develop pulmonary hypertension(phtn).
If this is associated or caused by a congenital heart disease, then over time, there are changes in the pulmonary vasculature(blood vessels) which make the damage irreversible and then we call the condition eisenmenger syndrome.

In brief: Heart disorder
When the pressure in the blood vessels of your lung increase they develop pulmonary hypertension(phtn).
If this is associated or caused by a congenital heart disease, then over time, there are changes in the pulmonary vasculature(blood vessels) which make the damage irreversible and then we call the condition eisenmenger syndrome.
Dr. Fernando Torres
Dr. Fernando Torres
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Cardiac defect
This is when an abnormal opening is present in the heart that allows blood to flow from the left side to the right.
Over time this causes too much pressure to build up in the pulmonary arteries and the flow reverses causing right to left flow. This causes blood with lower oxygen levels to mix with oxygenated blood and lower the overall saturation of oxygen.

In brief: Cardiac defect
This is when an abnormal opening is present in the heart that allows blood to flow from the left side to the right.
Over time this causes too much pressure to build up in the pulmonary arteries and the flow reverses causing right to left flow. This causes blood with lower oxygen levels to mix with oxygenated blood and lower the overall saturation of oxygen.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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