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New studies are needed to apply the more sensitive modern instrumentation in consistent protocols. It will surely reveal much more cor pulmonale than shown by the old criteria in these populations. Moreover, early detection of cor pulmonale is very important from boththe prevention and treatment points of view, as we have seen that the prognosis is very poor in advanced cases.