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Old 05-29-2014
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can Eisenmenger disease occur in normal people , not having VSD
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I don't believe that it can. You need a septal defect first. By definition, it is is the reversal of blood flow through the septal defect due to pressure change that occurs over time due to this septal defect.
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can Eisenmenger disease occur in normal people , not having VSD
PDA can be eisenmenger, but it is nowadays rare in developed country. My major is pediatric cardiology.
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i do not have time to check if i am correct, but i think i read something about it in pregnant women...
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In a heart without any preexistent defect (shunt), just theoretically speaking if you have a reaaaaaaaaaally increased pulmonary hypertension this could reopen the foramen ovale. But it's kind of impossible to have Eisenmenger's just through a tiny mini patent foramen ovale. You have to have some kind of preexisting defect with a shunt for the flow to actually reverse and cause Eisenmenger's.
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can Eisenmenger disease occur in normal people , not having VSD
You cannot have an eisenmenger without some kind of shunt.
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