Eisenmenger syndrome

Eisenmenger syndrome
  • Facts:
    Cardiac defect causes L to R shunt
    Over time, leads to pulmonary HTN and R to L reversal
    Results in irreversible pulmonary HTN and cyanosis
    Seen in older stages of life
  • Treatment:
    Lung transplantation
    Repair of the responsible cardiac defect
  • Associated With:
    Uncorrected VSD, ASD, and PDA

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August 7th 2010