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Right ventricular diastolic dysfunction and patent foramen ovale causing profound cyanosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15145895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 73 year old woman presented with profound central cyanosis and a history of a minor stroke. She had normal heart morphology, normal pulmonary artery pressure, and a normal coronary angiography. A patent foramen ovale (PFO) with a massive right to left shunt was demonstrated at the atrial level, with normal pulmonary venous saturations and PO2 values. This rare, age related case of right ventricular diastolic dysfunction in a normotensive patient revealed a generous PFO allowing a pronounced right to left shunt.
H Shnaider; A Shiran; A Lorber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart (British Cardiac Society)     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1468-201X     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-17     Completed Date:  2004-06-15     Revised Date:  2013-06-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602087     Medline TA:  Heart     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Medical Center, Carmel Hospital, Haifa, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology
Cyanosis / etiology*,  physiopathology
Heart Septum / physiopathology*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / complications*,  physiopathology

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