10 Cor Pulmonale Symptoms

By sarah-jane
Reviewed: dr. stavarache
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Chest Pain

Some people experience chest pain or discomfort as a symptom of cor pulmonale. While chest pain may be constant, individuals feel pain in their chest upon exertion. The chest may feel heavy or tight, and some people may experience sharp, shooting pains.

Chest pain caused by cor pulmonale doesn't typically respond to treatment using medicinal nitrates, medicine that relaxes veins and arteries. This could be because the pulmonary artery is stretched or the right heart chamber is deprived of oxygen.2Tidy, Colin. ‘Cor Pulmonale.’ Patient, 30 Dec. 2016, patient.info/doctor/cor-pulmonale

Cor Pulmonale

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