Eisenmenger Syndrome

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Eisenmenger Syndrome

Eisenmenger syndrome is a rare progressive heart condition caused by a structural error in the heart, typically a "hole in the heart" (ventricular septal defect) present at birth (congenital heart defect). This causes abnormal blood flow in the heart, resulting in high pressure within the pulmonary artery, the main blood vessel that connects the heart to the lungs (pulmonary hypertension).
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Eisenmenger Syndrome" returned 73 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Eisenmenger syndrome with unrepaired patent ductus arteriosus.
 

Author(s): John J Ryan, Promporn Suksaranjit, Nathan Hatton, David A Bull, Brent D Wilson

Journal: Circulation. 2015 Apr;131(16):e409-11.

 

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2015

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Medical treatment for an adult patient with eisenmenger syndrome. A case report.
 

Author(s): Atsushi Yao

Journal: Int Heart J. 2015 ;56 Suppl():S8-11.

 

Previous studies examining the use of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) drugs in patients with Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) have shown that it may have beneficial effects in some patients with ES; however, experience with additional cases is necessary to confirm its efficacy and ...

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2015

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Update on medical treatment of patients with eisenmenger syndrome.
 

Author(s): Hiroyuki Fukushima

Journal: Int Heart J. 2015 ;56 Suppl():S4-7.

 

Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is the most advanced form of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with congenital heart defects. ES greatly affects functional capacity, quality of life, and survival of patients. Clinical management of patients with ES has been dramatically changed ...

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2015

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The terms "Eisenmenger Syndrome" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease and Eisenmenger syndrome: current practice in pediatrics.
 

Author(s): D B Frank, B D Hanna

Journal: Minerva Pediatr.. 2015 Apr;67(2):169-85.

 

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is an uncommon but serious disease characterized by severe pulmonary vascular disease and significant morbidity and mortality. PAH associated with congenital heart disease (APAH-CHD) is one etiology of PAH that has innate characteristics delineating ...

Last Updated: 19 Mar 2015

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Eisenmenger syndrome: not always inoperable.
 

Author(s): Jing-Bin Huang, Jian Liang, Li-Yan Zhou

Journal: Respir Care. 2012 Sep;57(9):1488-95.

 

Recently, advanced therapies for pulmonary arterial hypertension have become available, and have been effective in reducing pulmonary vascular resistance and symptoms in patients with Eisenmenger syndrome, previously thought to be inoperable. This review summarizes the current knowledge ...

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2012

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Therapeutic methods used in patients with Eisenmenger syndrome.
 

Author(s): Olga Trojnarska, Karolina Plaskota

Journal: Cardiol J. 2009 ;16(6):500-6.

 

Patients with Eisenmenger syndrome form a small percentage of congenital heart disease patients. The rarity of this syndrome, combined with its complex pathophysiology, account for the insufficient understanding of the principles underlying its proper treatment. The main clinical ...

Last Updated: 1 Dec 2009

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Exercise Capacity and Quality of Life in Patients With PPH Receiving Short Term Oral L-Citrulline Malate
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension; Eisenmenger Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2013

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Six Minutes Walk Test and Shuttle Walk Test in Eisenmenger Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Eisenmenger Complex; Pulmonary Hypertension; Congenital Heart Defects

 

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2016

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Respiratory and Physical Therapy in Patients With Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (APAH) With Congenital Heart Defects
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension; Eisenmenger Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2015

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