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Eisenmenger syndrome is a condition that primarily affects adolescents and adults with certain congenital heart defects that are never repaired or repaired after the first year of life.
Due to these heart defects, blood is not properly distributed throughout the body and often results in pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs).
The symptoms of Eisenmenger syndrome may resemble other medical conditions or heart problems. Always consult your doctor for a thorough evaluation. These symptoms may include, but are not limited to:
Additionally, there are complications often associated with Eisenmenger syndrome. These may include:
Eisenmenger syndrome is a condition that results from high blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension) due to congenital heart defects.
Here are some common congenital heart defects that can lead to Eisenmenger syndrome:
Learn more about what causes Eisenmenger syndrome.
Patients that are children or adolescents with a congenital heart defect that has not been repaired, or was repaired after age 1 are most at risk of developing Eisenmenger syndrome.
Along with a physical examination of the heart and lungs your doctor may utilize the following tools to help diagnose Eisenmenger syndrome:
The goals of treatment for Eisenmenger syndrome are aimed at increasing a patient’s quality of life. This may include, but is not limited to:
A doctor will determine a course of treatment for Eisenmenger syndrome based on each patient’s medical history and their individual preferences. Additional factors may include:
Here are some treatments that are effective in helping to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from Eisenmenger syndrome:
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Our experts at Stanford diagnose and treat Eisenmenger syndrome using cardiac catheterization, phlebotomy and lung transplant.