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Coron Artery Dis. 2005 Feb;16(1):19-25.

The remarkable right ventricle of patients with Eisenmenger syndrome.

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Cardiology Unit, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Cardiology Unit, McClure 1, 111 Colchester Av., Burlington, VT 05401, USA.


Patients with Eisenmenger syndrome do much better than patients with all other etiologies of severe pulmonary hypertension. The primary reason, and a major focus of this review, is the right ventricle, a remarkable chamber with preserved systolic function despite a lifetime of systemic level pulmonary hypertension.

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