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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. william.hopkins@vtmednet.org

Abstract

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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