cor pulmonale


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cor pul·mo·na·le

 (kôr′ po͝ol′mə-nä′lē, -năl′ē, pŭl′-)
n.
Acute strain or hypertrophy of the right ventricle caused by a disorder of the lungs or of the pulmonary blood vessels.

[New Latin cor pulmōnāle : Latin cor, heart + New Latin pulmōnāle, neuter of pulmōnālis, of the lungs.]
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cor pulmonale

(kɔː pʌlməˈnɑːlɪ)
n
(Pathology) pulmonary heart disease: a serious heart condition in which there is enlargement and failure of the right ventricle resulting from lung disease
[New Latin]
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cor pulmonale

Disease of the heart caused by disease of the blood vessels to the lungs or disease of the lungs themselves.
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Noun1.cor pulmonale - enlargement of the right ventricle of the heart due to disease of the lungs or of the pulmonary blood vessels
hypertrophy - abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
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Acute cor pulmonale resulting from pulmonary embolism: its clinical recognition.
Patients may remain asymptomatic for many years, and the condition may progress slowly leading to progressive dyspnea and ultimately result in cor pulmonale. Other reported symptoms are cough, fatigue, chest pain, hemoptysis, palpitations, and headache.