Eisenmenger complex

(redirected from Eisenmenger tetralogy)

Ei·sen·men·ger com·plex

(ī'zĕn-men'gĕr),
the combination of ventricular septal defect with pulmonary hypertension and consequent right-to-left shunt through the defect, with or without an associated overriding aorta.

Ei·sen·men·ger com·plex

(ī'zĕn-meng'ĕr kom'pleks)
The combination of a ventricular septal defect with pulmonary hypertension and consequent right-to-left shunt through the defect, with or without an associated overriding aorta.

Eisenmenger complex

The structural abnormalities in the heart and the lungs that underlie the EISENMENGER SYNDROME.

Eisenmenger,

Victor, German physician, 1864-1932.
Eisenmenger complex - the combination of ventricular septal defect with pulmonary hypertension and consequent right-to-left shunt through the defect, with or without an associated overriding aorta. Synonym(s): Eisenmenger defect; Eisenmenger disease; Eisenmenger tetralogy
Eisenmenger defect - Synonym(s): Eisenmenger complex
Eisenmenger disease - Synonym(s): Eisenmenger complex
Eisenmenger syndrome - cardiac failure usually due to the Eisenmenger complex, a ventricular septal defect.
Eisenmenger tetralogy - Synonym(s): Eisenmenger complex

Eisenmenger

German physician (1864-1932).

Eisenmenger complex
interventricular septal defect.
Eisenmenger syndrome
the clinical syndrome caused by the Eisenmenger complex, a ventricular septal defect with pulmonary hypertension and cyanosis due to right-to-left (reversed) shunt of blood. Sometimes defined as pulmonary hypertension (pulmonary vascular disease) and cyanosis with the shunt being at the atrial, ventricular, or great vessel area. Characterized by exercise intolerance, cyanosis, anasarca, palpable thrill and auscultatable cardiac murmur.