cor pulmonale

noun, plural cor·di·a pul·mo·na·li·a [kawr-dee-uh poo l-muhnal-ee-uh, –ney-lee-uh, –nah-, puhl-] /ˈkɔr di ə ˌpʊl məˈnæl i ə, -ˈneɪ li ə, -ˈnɑ-, ˌpʌl-/. Pathology.

  1. a heart condition resulting from disease of the lungs or of their blood vessels.


  1. pulmonary heart disease: a serious heart condition in which there is enlargement and failure of the right ventricle resulting from lung disease


  1. Acute strain or hypertrophy of the right ventricle caused by a disorder of the lungs or of the pulmonary blood vessels.

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