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Transient Super-Himalayan P-waves in severe pulmonary emphysema.
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PMID:  21907999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Himalayan P-waves are classically associated with congenital heart diseases with right to left shunt where they indicate a dilated right atrium and tend to be persistent. We report a case of transient Himalayan P-waves of 9-mm amplitude associated with a severe emphysema exacerbation. Patient had a normal right atrial size. The giant P-waves were likely the result of severe pulmonary hyperinflation, right atrial hypoxia, and transient mechanical load on the right atrium directly resulting from the bronchospasm. Transient Himalayan P-waves of quite such amplitude have not been reported previously, which makes our case the first such report in literature.
Lovely Chhabra; David H Spodick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of electrocardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8430     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0153605     Medline TA:  J Electrocardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA.
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