All the following are radiological features of Chronic Cor pulmonale except (AIPG 2011)
|A||Kerley B lines|
|B||Prominent lower lobe vessels|
Prominent lower lobe vessels
Types of Cor pulmonale
1). Acute Cor pulmonale
The most common cause is a sudden massive pulmonary embolism (AIIMS May 2012)
2). Chronic Cor pulmonale The most common cause is COPD
Note: Chronic Cor pulmonale is associated with prominence of upper lobe veins.
1). Treat underlying cause
2). Treat respiratory failure.
3). Treat cardiac failure with diuretics such as furosemide.