Síndrome de Eisenmenger

Los niños con síndrome de Eisenmenger nacen con un agujero entre las dos cámaras de bombeo, ventrículos derecho e izquierdo, del corazón (comunicación interventricular). El agujero permite que la sangre que ya ha tomado oxígeno de los pulmones fluya de nuevo hacia estos órganos, en lugar de salir hacia el resto del cuerpo. El aumento del flujo sanguíneo y la presión alta causan daño a los pequeños vasos sanguíneos en los pulmones.

Síndrome de Eisenmenger

Revision

Last reviewed 2/7/2012 by Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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