Chapter 55. Eisenmenger Syndrome

  1. Julien I. E. Hoffman MD, FRCP Professor of Pediatrics (Emeritus) Senior Member

Published Online: 27 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314045.ch55

The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease

The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease

How to Cite

Hoffman, J. I. E. (2009) Eisenmenger Syndrome, in The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314045.ch55

Author Information

  1. Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179270

Online ISBN: 9781444314045

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Keywords:

  • Eisenmenger syndrome;
  • Eisenmenger syndrome - presentation at adult congenital heart disease unit;
  • Grade 1 - increased muscular media and pulmonary arterial flow;
  • pulmonary vascular disease and endothelial damage;
  • pulmonary vascular resistance rising with left-to-right shunt decreasing;
  • Eisenmenger syndrome and early childhood death;
  • pulmonary vascular disease - not curable by surgery;
  • prostacyclin analogs as effective pulmonary vasodilators;
  • epoprostenol (Flolan) by continuous intravenous infusion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pathological anatomy

  • Pathophysiology

  • Natural history

  • Unnatural history

  • References