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Management of a Patient with Eisenmenger Syndrome and Erythrocytosis

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Description:

A patient with Eisenmenger syndrome may develop erythrocytosis to compensate for hypoxemia associated with pulmonary hypertension and a right-to-left shunt through a congenital heart defect. Therapy for the erythrocytosis may be required in certain clinical situations.

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