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Definition of Cor pulmonale

Cor pulmonale: Heart disease that results from abnormally high resistance to the passage of blood through the lungs; it often leads to right heart failure.

Cor is the Latin word for the heart.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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