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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, MD[2]

Overview

Victor Eisenmenger first described the syndrome in 1897 in a patient who presented with dyspnea and cyanosis since infancy. Since then, advances in the medical treatment of pulmonary hypertension improved the survival of Eisenmenger's syndrome.

Historical Perspective

The memorium of Dr. Victor Eisenmenger, who named Eisenmenger's syndrome. Case Courtsey of Dr Bernd Gross [3]


References

  1. Eisenmenger, Vector (1897). "Die angeborenens Defecte der Kammerschieidewand des Herzen". Z Klin Med. 32: I-28.
  2. Beghetti M, Galiè N (2009). "Eisenmenger syndrome a clinical perspective in a new therapeutic era of pulmonary arterial hypertension". J Am Coll Cardiol. 53 (9): 733–40. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2008.11.025. PMID 19245962.
  3. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grab_von_August_Eisenmenger_auf_dem_Wiener_Zentralfriedhof.JPG/



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