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Platypnea-orthodeoxia: an unusual indication for surgical closure of a patent foramen ovale.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1799735     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Platypnea-orthodeoxia is an infrequently reported clinical form of position dependent dyspnea and oxygen desaturation. There are several diverse etiologies for this syndrome. This case report of a patient with platypnea-orthodeoxia is the first known presentation of a case secondary to a patent foramen ovale and idiopathic hemidiaphragm paralysis. A major problem with this disease is the clinical recognition of its existence. Full recovery is possible with proper assessment of clinical signs and symptoms, appropriate noninvasive diagnostic tests, and corrective surgery in selective cases.
K D Murray; L K Kalanges; J E Weiland; P F Binkley; E P Howanitz; T A Galbraith; P D Myerowitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-20     Completed Date:  1992-04-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Ohio State University Hospitals and Clinics, Columbus.
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MeSH Terms
Anoxia / etiology*
Dyspnea / etiology*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications*,  surgery
Respiratory Paralysis / complications

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