What Are the Symptoms of Acute Cor Pulmonale?

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What are the symptoms of acute cor pulmonale? Are they different from those of cor pulmonale?

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The symptoms of cor pulmonale may be asymptomatic and subtle, especially at the beginning stage. However, these symptoms are sometimes mistakenly thought to be those of the underlying pulmonary pathology.

The signs and symptoms of acute cor pulmonale share the same characteristics. The minimal and subtle signs and symptoms may be missed and diagnosed late. However, if the patient develops a severe pulmonary embolism, he or she usually has a severe chest pain or oppression suddenly. Such pain and oppression usually occur in the substernal area.

 

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