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Acute Cor Pulmonale


  • Its main limitation concerned the left pulmonary artery, in which only one thrombus was visualized by TEE whereas six were present on helical CT, and lobar pulmonary arteries which could not be visualized with TEE.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Gaucher Disease
  • disease ( E75.22 ) hypertensive chronic kidney disease with end stage renal disease ( I12.0, I13.11, I13.2 ) hyperthyroidism ( E05.- ) hypothyroidism ( E00 - E03 ) polycythemia vera ( D45 ) sarcoidosis ( D86.- ) acute I26.09 ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent[icd10data.com]
Nasal Flaring
  • The patient had nasal flaring, intercostal and subcostal retractions, and keeled chest. Abdomen was depressible; liver was 3 cm from the right-costal border, while spleen was 6 cm from the left-costal border.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • He had nasal flaring and retraction of intercostals and subcostals. Abdomen was depressible; liver was three cm from the right costal border while the spleen was six cm from the left costal border.[scielo.br]
Heart Disease
  • diseases I27.0 Primary pulmonary hypertension I27.1 Kyphoscoliotic heart disease I27.2 Other secondary pulmonary hypertension I27.20 Pulmonary hypertension, unspecified I27.21 Secondary pulmonary arterial hypertension Reimbursement claims with a date[icd10data.com]
  • Description: Pulmonary embolism without acute cor pulmonale Long Description: Pulmonary embolism without acute cor pulmonale The code I26.9 is NOT VALID for claim submission Code Classification: Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99) Pulmonary heart[healthprovidersdata.com]
  • Includes new information on congenital heart disease, morbid obesity, neurological diseases, infectious diseases, trauma and acute care, geriatric patients, genetic and metabolic diseases, and burn patients.[books.google.com]
  • CONCLUSION: Evaluation of right ventricular function by TEE in a group of 75 ARDS patients submitted to protective ventilation revealed the persistence of a 25% incidence of ACP, resulting in detrimental hemodynamic consequences associated with tachycardia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Evaluation of right ventricular function by TEE in a group of 75 ARDS patients submitted to protective ventilation revealed the persistence of a 25% incidence of ACP, resulting in detrimental hemodynamic consequences associated with tachycardia.[insights.ovid.com]
  • Don’t forget about tachycardia! Tachycardia is the most likely EKG finding in a patient with acute PE. This tachycardia is usually of the sinus variety, although some may present with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter.[ditchdocem.com]
  • Other ECG changes that may be seen include: Right bundle branch block (usually due to RVH) Multifocal atrial tachycardia – a rapid, irregular atrial tachycardia with at least 3 distinct P wave morphologies (associated with increased mortality in patients[lifeinthefastlane.com]
  • For pulmonary embolism, the electrocardiogram (EKG) has been described to be neither sensitive nor specific ( 2 ), with the most commonly seen EKG abnormality seen in patients with PE is sinus tachycardia.[ispub.com]
Distended Neck Veins
  • neck veins with prominent a or v waves, and cyanosis may be seen. the heart and lung are intricately related. whenever the heart is affected by disease, the lungs will follow and vice versa. pulmonary heart disease is by definition a condition when the[allnurses.com]
  • Clinical circumstances that are associated with acute right heart syndromes, such as known ARDS, sickle cell crisis, pre-existing pulmonary hypertension; chronic lung disease; or following cardiac surgery Physical examination may reveal distended neck[cancertherapyadvisor.com]
  • On inspection, an increase in chest diameter, labored respiratory efforts with retractions of chest wall, distended neck veins with prominent a or v waves, and cyanosis may be seen.[medictests.com]


  • Clinical value of thin-collimation CT in the diagnostic workup of pulmonary embolism. AJR 2000; 175:407-411 [Abstract] [Google Scholar] 9. Ghaye B, Szapiro D, Mastora I, et al.[ajronline.org]
  • Electrocardiography and chest radiography should usually be incorporated into the diagnostic workup. The most frequent electrocardiographic abnormality is the inversion of T waves in the anterior leads, especially leads V1 to V4.[tmj.ro]
Right Axis Deviation
  • Other ECG findings in PE include right bundle-branch block, right axis deviation, atrial fibrillation, and T-wave changes ( 2, 3 ).[ispub.com]
  • Right axis deviation, dominant R wave in V1 and deep S wave in V6 suggest right ventricular hypertrophy due to cor pulmonale.[lifeinthefastlane.com]
  • ECG dominant R wave in lead V1 10 defined as an R wave height 7 mm or R/S 1 accompanied by dominant S waves in lead V6 right axis deviation secondary repolarization abnormalities simultaneous involvement of the right precordium (V1-4) and inferior limb[radiopaedia.org]
  • ECG evidence of RV hypertrophy (eg, right axis deviation, QR wave in lead V 1, and dominant R wave in leads V 1 to V 3 ) correlates well with degree of pulmonary hypertension.[merckmanuals.com]
Base Deficit
  • deficit 5 mEq/l) constituted group 3.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • In fact, we have observed in this setting that only patients with metabolic acidosis, defined by a base deficit greater than 5 mMole/L, had a poor prognosis (59% mortality rate), whereas 97% of patients with acute cor pulmonale and no metabolic acidosis[atsjournals.org]
ST Elevation
  • elevations in DI, DII and aVL. ( Fig. 1 ) The chest radiography showed: normal heart size (cardio-thoracic ratio 0.48), focal oligemia at the level of the upper left lung lobe, upper and middle right lung lobe, enlarged left descending pulmonary artery[tmj.ro]
Incomplete Right Bundle Branch Block
  • The electrocardiogram on admission showed a regular sinus rhythm with a ventricular rate of 90 beats per minute, a QRS axis at 70o, a 1 st degree atrioventricular block (PR interval 0.24 sec), an incomplete right bundle branch block and non-specific ST-segment[tmj.ro]
P Pulmonale
  • With development of cor pulmonale, the following additional changes are seen: Right atrial enlargement (P pulmonale) Right ventricular hypertrophy 3.[lifeinthefastlane.com]
  • Tall tented p-pulmonale may also be seen. 3) Echocardiography may show dilatation and also allows indirect measurement of pulmonary artery pressures.[myvmc.com]
  • […] test ) mPAP 25 mmHg at rest Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure : 15 mmHg in PH due to left heart disease Electrocardiography : right axis deviation due to right ventricular hypertrophy Incomplete or complete right bundle branch block In some cases, P[amboss.com]
  • ECG changes in Cor Pulmonale include right axis deviation, R/S amplitude ratio in V1 greater than 1, R/S amplitude ratio in V6 less than 1 and P-Pulmonale pattern (Klinger et.al, 1991).[asrn.org]
  • . P pulmonale (large P wave ) in the inferior and anterior leads “ right atrial enlargement “. Right bundle branch block. Right precordial T-wave inversions. Delayed interinsicoid deflection of right precordial leads. 17.[slideshare.net]
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Autopsy revealed massive microscopic pulmonary tumour embolism and a multifocal hepatocellular carcinoma.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Intracardiac manifestation and pulmonary embolism of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a very rare finding and uncommon even at autopsy.[karger.com]
  • carcinoma. ( 25186945 ) 2014 14 Bedside cardiac testing in acute cor pulmonale. ( 24939650 ) 2014 15 Prevalence and prognostic value of acute cor pulmonale and patent foramen ovale in ventilated patients with early acute respiratory distress syndrome[malacards.org]


  • We experienced a patient with acute cor pulmonale during high positive-pressure ventilation for the treatment of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • The median patient survival time following oxygen treatment was 9 days [ 3 ].[kjim.org]
  • Reviews also treatment and monitoring. Mebazza, A, Karpati, P, Renaud, E. “Acute right ventricular failure — from pathophysiology to new treatments”.[cancertherapyadvisor.com]


  • OBJECTIVE: We performed a longitudinal transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) study to determine whether this incidence, and its severe implications for prognosis, might have changed in our unit as we altered respiratory strategy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Prognosis Prognosis depends strongly on the underlying cause of the acute right heart syndrome. In pulmonary embolism, prognosis is quite good if the patient can be stabilized hemodynamically, but very poor ( 50% mortality) if not.[cancertherapyadvisor.com]
  • We performed a longitudinal transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) study to determine whether this incidence, and its severe implications for prognosis, might have changed in our unit as we altered respiratory strategy.[insights.ovid.com]


  • Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology.[icd10coded.com]
  • Our case represents one of the first reports of a rare etiology for acute cor pulmonale--hypersensitivity pneumonitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • As a general rule, the treatment consists in rapidly reducing resistance to blood flow in the pulmonary circulation, obtained by a specific strategy according to etiology.[journals.lww.com]
  • The etiologies which can enhance right-sided afterload can be broadly categorized into two groups.[pathwaymedicine.org]


  • Epidemiology The incidence of acute cor pulmonale depends on the underlying cause.[cancertherapyadvisor.com]
  • Pocket Guidelines on Acute Pulmonary Embolism Published in 2014 Reference Acute PE Mobile App with interactive tools Published in 2014 Reference 40 Slides on Acute PE Table of contents: Full Text (ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines) Preamble Introduction Epidemiology[escardio.org]
  • […] and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 86-102, 1986 Sep; :719-736 Abstract Cor pulmonale is reviewed with regard to its occupational epidemiology[cdc.gov]
  • References: [3] Epidemiological data refers to the US, unless otherwise specified.[amboss.com]
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  • Abstract The ventilatory strategy for ARDS has been regularly amended over the last 40 years as knowledge of the pathophysiology of ARDS has increased.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Springer Science & Business Media, ٠٥‏/٠٥‏/٢٠٠٨ - 444 من الصفحات This timely volume addresses the areas of pathophysiology and therapy of pulmonary hypertension, which have seen exciting developments over the past decade.[books.google.com]
  • “Acute right ventricular failure — from pathophysiology to new treatments”. Intensive Care Med. vol. 30. 2004. pp. 185 Thorough review of all aspects of acute cor pulmonale, with an emphasis on pathophysiology and diagnosis.[cancertherapyadvisor.com]
  • The pathophysiology of failure in acute right ventricular hypertension: Hemodynamic and biochemical correlations. Circulation 1981; 63:87–95. PubMed Google Scholar 10. Guyton A, Lindsey A, Gilluly J.[link.springer.com]


  • Rapidly find the answers you need with separate sections on diseases and disorders, differential diagnosis, clinical algorithms, laboratory results, and clinical preventive services, plus an at-a-glance format that uses cross-references, outlines, bullets[books.google.com]
  • Positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) has been proven to help oxygenation by keeping diseased alveoli open, thus improving gas exchange and preventing atelectrauma.[atm.amegroups.com]
  • Your doctor may need to adjust your treatment plan to help prevent cor pulmonale. You can prevent cor pulmonale by taking care of your heart and lungs.[healthline.com]

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