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Eisenmenger complex

Konstantinos Dimopoulos and Georgios Giannakoulas

in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199572632
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199607495 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199572632.003.0009

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Eisenmenger complex

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• Eisenmenger syndrome differs significantly from other types of pulmonary arterial hypertension in terms of pathophysiology and natural history • The type and size of the congenital heart defect in Eisenmenger syndrome is important, as it has physiological and prognostic implications • Eisenmenger syndrome is associated with multiple systemic complications and multiorgan failure • Advanced therapies have been shown to improve haemodynamics and exercise capacity in Eisenmenger patients. However, supportive measures are as important in the management of these patients.

Chapter.  3505 words. 

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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