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Unexpected Cause of Cyanosis and Dyspnea in an Adult: Direct Communication of the Right Pulmonary Artery and Left Atrium.
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PMID:  24792266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Direct communication of the right pulmonary artery and the left atrium is an extremely rare congenital malformation of the pulmonary vasculature. A 41-year-old woman with a history of cyanosis since childhood presented with mild exertional dyspnea. On physical examination, she had central cyanosis, clubbing of the fingers, and an upright position caused by orthodeoxia. Imaging studies showed a very large aneurysm in the distal right pulmonary artery with a direct communication to the left atrium. The patient underwent successful repair, with resolution of hypoxia and exertional symptoms.
Authors:
Ismail Dogu Kilic; Yusuf I Alihanoglu; Nevzat Karabulut; Fırat Durna; Bilgin Emrecan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  97     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-05-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1782-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2014 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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