Eisenmenger's syndrome


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Eisenmenger's syndrome

 [i´zen-meng″erz]
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.

Eisenmenger's syndrome

[i′sən·meng′ərz]
Etymology: Victor Eisenmenger, German physician, 1864-1932
ventricular septal defect with pulmonary hypertension and cyanosis resulting from right-to-left (reversed) shunt of blood. It is sometimes defined as pulmonary hypertension and cyanosis with the shunt being at the atrial, ventricular, or great vessel area.
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Once Eisenmenger's syndrome is established, the murmur may disappear owing to the right- and left-side pressures being equal.
The features on the chest radiograph most suggestive of a PDA complicated by Eisenmenger's syndrome are:
Untreated Eisenmenger's syndrome in turn can develop into the classic Hippocratic syndrome.
People who have Eisenmenger's syndrome are usually born with a large hole in the heart.
Brave Jasmin Adam, six, of Billingham, pictured with mum Melissa and brother Max, two, is set to face life in a wheelchair because of the debilitating condition Eisenmenger's Syndrome.
He went on to describe any large congenital communication between the left and right circulations that behaved physiologically like Eisenmenger's complex proper as Eisenmenger's syndrome.
In this article the authors report on a rare clinical entity: a giant pulmonary artery aneurysm (PAA) due to an even more rare condition--a late diagnosed atrial septal defect (ASD) resulted in Eisenmenger's syndrome.
Surgical closure of the ASD was not considered due to established Eisenmenger's syndrome and it was decided to follow-up medical treatment with calcium channel blockers and anticoagulation.