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Right-to-left shunting through a patent foramen ovale caused by pulmonary hypertension associated with rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren's syndrome: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2278405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case report presents a fifty-four-year-old woman with right-to-left shunt in the atrium. It seemed clinically at first that the shunt was due to atrial septal defect. However, she also had pulmonary disease associated with rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren's syndrome. At autopsy atrial septal defect was not evident, but a patent foramen ovale and pulmonary artery disease were observed. This case suggests that pulmonary hypertension secondary to rheumatoid arthritis and Sjögren's syndrome could lead to right-to-left shunting through a patent foramen ovale.
T Inoue; H Yamaguchi; T Hayashi; S Morooka; Y Takabatake
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-06     Completed Date:  1991-03-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1082-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Koshigaya Hospital, Dokkyo University School of Medicine, Saitama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications,  physiopathology*
Hypertension, Pulmonary / complications*
Middle Aged
Sjogren's Syndrome / complications*

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