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Eisenmenger’s Syndrome


Eisenmenger’s syndrome is a condition where extra blood flow to the lungs due to left to right shunt causes pulmonary hypertension, leading to reversal of the shunt and deoxygenated blood flowing into the body.


  • Untreated congenital heart defects causing a hole between the two chambers of the heart


  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • High red blood cell count
  • Irregular heart rhythms
  • Heart failure
  • Blood in cough
  • Breathlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Blueness of skin due to lack of oxygen

Eisenmenger’s syndrome cannot be cured but treatment is given to reduce the symptoms and improve quality of life. It may include:

  • Early treatment or repair of the congenital heart defect
  • Medications such as vasodilators, diuretics, etc to reduce pulmonary hyertesion
  • Phlebotomy to reduce the blood pressure by removal of some blood
  • Heart-lung transplant


  • Early correction of heart defects