Adult congenital heart disease: Eisenmenger syndrome

Mayo Clinic congenital heart disease expert Naser M. Ammash, M.D., discusses Eisenmenger syndrome, a complex, multisystem congenital heart disease typically found in adults. Ventricular septal defect is the most common cause of Eisenmenger syndrome. Atrial septal defect, atrioventricular canal defect or patent ductus arteriosus may also be the source.

Patients with Eisenmenger syndrome should avoid salt, smoking, high altitude, strenuous exercise, competitive sports and pregnancy. Follow-up testing is important to ensure a proper course of treatment and management.

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Video Content Outline:

  •        Introduction
  •        What is Eisenmenger syndrome? (0:18)
  •        What causes Eisenmenger syndrome? (1:55)
  •        Hemostasis abnormalities (4:57)
  •        Hemoptysis in Eisenmenger syndrome (5:26)
  •        Hemoptysis management (6:33)
  •        Renal dysfunction in patients with Eisenmenger syndrome (7:31)
  •        Musculoskeletal complications (9:44)
  •        Patient education (16:38)
  •        Conclusion (19:05)


December 6, 2017

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