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J Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2014 Jun;22(2):95-97. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4250/jcu.2014.22.2.95
Park YM , Chung WJ , Lee SP , Choi DY , Baek HJ , Jung SH , Choi IS , Shin EK .
Division of Cardiology, Heart Center, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. heart@gilhospital.com
Gachon Cardiovascular Research Institute, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
Division of Pulmonology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
Division of Rheumatology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the causes of cor pulmonale. Cor pulmonale patients with pulmonary hypertension have a significant lower survival rate than patients without. However, there is no conclusive treatment options in cor pulmonale and pulmonary hypertension associated with COPD until now. We report a patient with cor pulmonale and pulmonary hypertension associated with severe form of COPD and tuberculous destroyed lung who achieved marked clinical, functional and echocardiographic hemodynamic improvements with inhaled iloprost for six months.

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