Chapter 12. Pulmonary Disease and Cor Pulmonale

  1. Celia Oakley MD, FRCP, FESC, FACC1 and
  2. Carole A Warnes MD, FRCP, FACC2
  1. Claire L Shovlin,
  2. Anita K Simonds and
  3. JMB Hughes

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470994955.ch12

Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition

Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition

How to Cite

Shovlin, C. L., Simonds, A. K. and Hughes, J. (2007) Pulmonary Disease and Cor Pulmonale, in Heart Disease in Pregnancy, Second Edition (eds C. Oakley and C. A. Warnes), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470994955.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor (Emeritus) of Clinical Cardiology, Imperial College School of Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

  2. 2

    Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Internal Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405134880

Online ISBN: 9780470994955



  • pulmonary disease;
  • cor pulmonale;
  • pregnancy;
  • ventilatory insufficiency;
  • scoliosis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Effects of pregnancy on the normal lung

  • Pulmonary disorders associated with ventilatory insufficiency and cor pulmonale in pregnancy

  • Overview of pregnancy issues in extrapulmonary disorders

  • Assessment and management of extrapulmonary ventilatory insufficiency in pregnancy

  • Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations and pregnancy