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What the cardiologist should know about the management of platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome.
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PMID:  20104181     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome is a rare and poorly understood condition related to the development of a right-to-left intracardiac shunt at the atrial level through a benign and silent patent foramen ovale. It is usually recognized after major lung resection, recurrent pulmonary embolism or chronic lung disease. Orthostatic dyspnea and cyanosis is the prominent clinical presentation. Symptoms increase in the upright position and are relieved by recumbency. Our report describes the clinical course of a patient with severe hypoxemia after left pneumonectomy attributable to a right-to-left shunting through an atrial septal defect.
Paula A Ugalde; Josep Rodés-Cabau; Jean Deslauriers; Mario Sénéchal
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  314-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
aDepartment of Thoracic Surgery bDepartment of Cardiology, Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec, Québec, Canada.
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