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Eisenmenger syndrome


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Treatment


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How might Eisenmenger syndrome be treated?

Older children with symptoms of Eisenmenger syndrome may have blood removed from the body (phlebotomy) to reduce the number of red blood cells, and then receive fluids to replace the lost blood (volume replacement).

Children may receive oxygen, although it is unclear whether it helps to prevent the disease from getting worse. Children with very severe symptoms may need a heart-lung transplant. [1]

Adult patients with Eisenmenger syndrome should be seen by a cardiologist specializing in the care of adults with congenital heart disease.
Last updated: 10/21/2010

References
  1. Kurt R. Schumacher. Eisenmenger syndrome. MD Consult. February, 2010; http://www.mdconsult.com/das/patient/body/223167375-3/1070728331/10041/36390.html. Accessed 10/19/2010.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Eisenmenger syndrome. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.