What is the role of right ventricle (RV) and left ventricular (LV) morphogenesis in the pathophysiology of cor pulmonale?

Updated: Dec 15, 2017
  • Author: Derek Leong, MD; Chief Editor: Henry H Ooi, MD, MRCPI  more...
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Genetic investigations have confirmed that morphogenesis of the right and left ventricle originated from different sets of progenitor cells. Their differing embryologic origins could explain the differing rates of hypertrophy of the right and left ventricles. [5]


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