Definition of Cor pulmonale

1. Noun. Enlargement of the right ventricle of the heart due to disease of the lungs or of the pulmonary blood vessels.

Generic synonyms: Hypertrophy

Definition of Cor pulmonale

1. Noun. a change in structure and function of the right ventricle of the heart as a result of a respiratory disorder. ¹

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Medical Definition of Cor pulmonale

1. Enlargement of the right ventricle in the face of pulmonary hypertension that may occur primarily or secondary to emphysema or bronchiectasis. Eventually the enlarged right ventricle weakens resulting in right-sided congestive heart failure. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cor Pulmonale

cor adiposum
cor anglais
cor biloculare
cor blimey
cor bovinum
cor mobile
cor pendulum
cor pulmonale (current term)
cor pulmonare
cor triloculare
cor triloculare biatriatum
cor triloculare biventriculare
coraciiform bird
coracoacromial arch

Literary usage of Cor pulmonale

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"Thus, there persists for weeks or months a dilatation of the right ventricle such as is found in the case of an acute cor pulmonale along with the signs ..."

2. Disability Evaluation Under Social Security edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"P-pulmonale on the ECG does not establish chronic pulmonary hypertension or chronic cor pulmonale. Evidence of florid right heart failure need not be ..."

3. Management & Therapy of Sickle Cell Disease edited by Clarice D. Reid, Samuel Charace, Bertram Lubin (1997)
"CHRONIC RESTRICTIVE LUNG DISEASE Chronic restrictive lung disease, with pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale in late stages, is a consequence of ..."

4. Investigating Environmental Disease Outbreaks: A Training Manual by Y. Hasegawa, T. Kiellstrom (1998)
"Asbestos (Delayed, cor pulmonale may develop, often with pleural plaques and thickening) Beryllium {Pulmonary granulomatosis, cor pulmonale may develop! ..."

5. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Oxygen therapy improves survival in COPD patients with significant hypoxemia, many of whom also have C02 retention, polycythemia, and cor pulmonale. ..."

6. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"... with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cor pulmonale Circulation 49:A-1 to A-20, May 1974 Several different types of rehabilitation programs, ..."

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