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 63 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Successful Pulmonary Artery Embolization for the Management of Hemoptysis in a Patient with Eisenmenger Syndrome Caused by Patent Ductus Arteriosus.
 

Author(s): Naoki Tamada, Kazuhiko Nakayama, Yuto Shinkura, Kenichi Yanaka, Naoto Katayama, Takuya Okada, Masato Yamaguchi, Kensuke Matsumoto, Hidekazu Tanaka, Toshiro Shinke, Noriaki Emoto, Ken-Ichi Hirata

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 Dec;56(24):3299-3304.

 

The patient was a 19-year-old woman who was diagnosed with patent ductus arteriosus complicating Eisenmenger syndrome at a previous medical institution. She was referred to our hospital and arranged for lung transplantation. She developed hemoptysis after the introduction of i.v. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Platelet count and mean platelet volume predict outcome in adults with Eisenmenger syndrome.
 

Author(s): Agustin C Martin-Garcia, Deepa Rj Arachchillage, Aleksander Kempny, Rafael Alonso-Gonzalez, Ana Martin-Garcia, Anselm Uebing, Lorna Swan, Stephen J Wort, Laura C Price, Colm McCabe, Pedro Luis Sanchez, Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Michael A Gatzoulis

Journal: Heart. 2018 01;104(1):45-50.

 

Although a significant proportion of patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease are thrombocytopaenic, its prevalence and clinical significance in adults with Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is not well studied. Accordingly, we examined the relationship of thrombocytopaenia and mean ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Declining incidence and prevalence of Eisenmenger syndrome in the developed world: a triumph of modern medicine.
 

Author(s): Aleksander Kempny, Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Michael A Gatzoulis

Journal: Heart. 2017 09;103(17):1313-1314.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Eisenmenger Syndrome" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Eisenmenger Syndrome in Pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Shi-Min Yuan

Journal: Braz J Cardiovasc Surg. ;31(4):325-329.

 

Eisenmenger syndrome is very rare in pregnant women. Debates remain concerning the management of Eisenmenger syndrome in this patient population and the prognosis is unclear in terms of maternal and fetoneonatal outcomes. Epidural analgesia is preferred for Cesarean section as it ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

COMPERA / COMPERA-KIDS
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH); Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)

 

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2018

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