ⓘ Bilharzial cor pulmonale

                                     

ⓘ Bilharzial cor pulmonale

Bilharzial cor pulmonale is the condition of right sided heart failure secondary to fibrosis and sclerosis of the pulmonary artery branches. It results from shifting of the Schistosoma haematobium ova from the pelvic and vescial plexus to the pulmonary artery branches where they settle and produce granuloma and fibrosis.

Bilharzial pulmonary heart occurs in Schistosoma mansonia when portal pressure increases more than the system pressure. So the blood will pass from the portal circulation into the systemic circulation, carries shistosoma mansonia ova reach the lungs.

This condition leads to pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular hypertrophy and failure.

                                     
  • that is related to cor pulmonale is not easy to ascertain, as it is a complication of COPD. Bilharzial cor pulmonale Cor pulmonale MedlinePlus Medical