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Platypnoea orthodeoxia in a patient with aortic root dilatation and a patent foramen ovale.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16451829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Platypnoea orthodeoxia syndrome is a rare condition in which shortness of breath and hypoxaemia occur when upright and resolve when prone. The hypoxaemia results from increased right to left shunting of deoxygenated blood, when standing, through a patent foramen ovale (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD) or other right to left shunt, in the absence of raised right-heart pressure. We present the case of a patient with platypnoea orthodeoxia with marked shunting through a large PFO, evaluated by transesophageal and transthoracic echo.
James Pemberton; Timothy Irvine; Michael J Stewart; George Antunes; G John Gibson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-01-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1525-2167     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-22     Completed Date:  2007-04-05     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7DN, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anoxia / etiology*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / complications*,  ultrasonography*
Dilatation, Pathologic / ultrasonography
Dyspnea / etiology*
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications*,  ultrasonography*

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