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Respiratory

Question
3 out of 3
 

All the following are radiological features of Chronic Cor pulmonale except (AIPG 2011)



A Kerley B lines

B Prominent lower lobe vessels

C Pleural effusion

D Cardiomegaly

Ans. B

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.

Management

1). Treat underlying cause

2). Treat respiratory failure.

3). Treat cardiac failure with diuretics such as furosemide.