Cor pulmonale is right heart failure caused by chronic pulmonary arterial hypertension.
- chronic lung disease,
- cystic fibrosis
- interstitial lung disease
- pulmonary vascular disorders, and
- neuro muscular and skeletal diseases.
Symptoms include dyspnoea, fatique, and syncope
Signs: cyanosis; tachycardia; raised JVP with prominent a and v waves; RV heave; loud P2 Pap systolic murmur (tricuspid regurgitation); early diastolic Graham Steel murmur, hepatomegaly and oedema.
Treat underlying cause-eg COPD and pulmonary infections.
Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world. It strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When is concerned there are many effective medicines available in Homoeopathy , but the selection depends COR PULMONALE upon the individuality of the patient , considering mental and physical symptoms.
LOBELIA Q Lobelia is prescribed for COPD where there is coughing with vomiting, asthma preceded by prickling all over, hyperventilation, panting, threatened with suffocation, fear of death, chest feels constricted, worse from any movement.
SENEGA 30 Senega is another effective remedy with increased respiration. There is excessive dyspnea and sharp contractive pains in the muscles of chest. Another feature is persistent cough.
ANTIMONIUM TART 30-Antimonium tart is best for COPD, where emphysema of the aged, coughing and gasping consequently. There is great rattling of mucus in the lungs and rapid , short, difficult breathing with bluish skin