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Eisenmenger syndrome is a complication from a congenital heart disease lesion. It happens with a congenital heart defect that includes a hole between two chambers, causing increased blood flow to the lungs (left to right shunt). Eisenmenger syndrome occurs when the increased flow to the lungs causes pulmonary hypertension (high pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs), and flow between the two chambers eventually reverses and goes backward because of worsening permanent pulmonary hypertension.
Because of the reversed flow, children with Eisenmenger syndrome have:
Teens and adults can have Eisenmenger syndrome caused by certain congenital heart defects that were repaired later in life or were never repaired. Unrepaired heart lesions associated with Eisenmenger syndrome include:
The specialists at Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine — the leading providers of pediatric heart care in Louisville and Southern Indiana — can help your child with Eisenmenger syndrome.
The board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Norton Children’s Heart Institute have the skills and experience to provide a pinpoint diagnosis and develop a customized treatment plan for you and your child.
Norton Children’s has a network of outreach diagnostic and treatment services conveniently located throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
A cardiologist will perform a physical exam, listen to the heart and lungs, and perform tests, including:
Eisenmenger syndrome treatment focuses on:
Treatments may include: