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Primary antiphospholipid syndrome and pulmonary hypertension with prolonged survival. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9040275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The outcome of patients with pulmonary hypertension (PHT) and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is usually fatal. The authors report the rare case of a patient with primary APS and nonthrombotic PHT who has survived for twenty years after the onset of PHT. In this case, the patient's PHT resembled the primary idiopathic variety with clear lung fields and normal perfusion on the lung scan, and the combination therapy with nitrate, digoxin, and diuretics had been performed. During her clinical course over twenty years, she had not experienced any critical pulmonary thrombosis that influenced the progression of nonthrombotic PHT or any other severe systemic involvement of APS.
H Nagai; K Yasuma; T Katsuki; A Shimakura; K Usuda; Y Nakamura; S Takata; K Kobayashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  1997 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-19     Completed Date:  1997-03-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Department of Internal Medicine, Kanazawa University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Antiphospholipid Syndrome / complications*,  physiopathology
Hypertension, Pulmonary / complications*,  physiopathology
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