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Platypnea-Orthodeoxia: Bilateral Lower-Lobe Pulmonary Emboli and Review of Associated Pathophysiology and Management.
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PMID:  21297535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Platypnea-orthodeoxia is a rare syndrome characterized by dyspnea and arterial deoxygenation, which is exacerbated in an upright position and relieved with recumbency. We report a case of platypnea-orthodeoxia in a 56-year-old male who was found to have bilateral lower-lobe pulmonary emboli. He did not have any evidence of an intracardiac shunt. A comprehensive review of the pathophysiology and management of platypnea-orthodeoxia is provided.
Authors:
Michael Brunner; Victor Tapson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
From the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.
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