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Supraventricular tachycardia and pulmonary hypertension at the presentation of Hodgkin's disease.
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PMID:  16385929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 27-year-old pregnant woman was admitted with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and symptoms of heart failure. Echocardiography revealed pulmonary hypertension due to a tumour infiltrating the left atrium and compressing the pulmonary veins. After delivery by Caesarean section, the paroxysmal SVT was controlled by amiodarone. Thoracic CT scan showed mediastinal masses compressing the pulmonary arteries and veins, and a preliminary diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease was later confirmed by mediastinoscopy and lymph node biopsy. Following two courses of chemotherapy the masses diminished. The lumen of the left atrium increased, pulmonary hypertension and SVTs receded.
Janusz Korecki; Karol A Kamiński; Anna Lisowska; Włodzimierz J Musiał
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-02     Completed Date:  2006-01-26     Revised Date:  2009-06-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  655-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Amiodarone / therapeutic use
Cesarean Section
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Doppler
Follow-Up Studies
Gestational Age
Hodgkin Disease / diagnosis*
Hypertension, Pulmonary / diagnosis*
Infusions, Intravenous
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Pregnancy Outcome*
Tachycardia, Supraventricular / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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