Summary of Cor pulmonale
Flashcards on Cor pulmonale
Cor pulmonale is a cardiac disorder that can manifest in due to chronic, hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.
Questions on Cor pulmonale
A 52-year-old Caucasian man comes to the office due to 3 days of progressive dyspnea and purulent sputum production. The patient takes albuterol and tiotropium bromide for moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His medical history is relevant for a 40 pack-year smoking history, type II diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and coronary artery stenting 2 years ago. Physical exam shows barrel shaped chest, inspiratory crackles, hepatojugular reflux, pulsus paradoxus, and ventricular gallop. His temperature is 38.1°C (100.5°F), the pulse is 130/min, respirations are 28/min, blood pressure is 130/84 mmHg, and pulse oximetry on room air shows an oxygen saturation of 86%. This patient most likely has which of the following conditions?