Enlargement of the heart's right ventricle due to disease of the lungs (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema) or pulmonary vascular system. Symptoms include chronic cough, shortness of breath on exertion, fatigue, and other signs of oxygen lack to the body tissues.

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