Cor pulmonale
Heart disease that results from abnormally high resistance to the passage of blood through the lungs; it often leads to right heart failure. Cor is the Latin word for the heart.

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cor pul·mo·na·le .kȯr-.pu̇l-mə-'näl-ē, -.pəl-, -'nal- n, pl cor·dia pul·mo·na·lia 'kȯrd-ē-ə-.pu̇l-mə-'näl-ē-ə, -.pəl-, -'nal- disease of the heart characterized by hypertrophy and dilatation of the right ventricle and secondary to disease of the lungs or their blood vessels

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enlargement of the right ventricle of the heart that results from diseases of the lungs or the pulmonary arteries. Such diseases include those affecting the structure of the lungs (e.g. emphysema) or their function (e.g. obesity) except when these changes result from congenital heart disease or diseases primarily affecting the left side of the heart.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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