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A case of orthodeoxia platypnoea in a patient with adult polycystic kidney and liver disease with a patent foramen ovale.
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PMID:  21611588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe a case of a patient with polycystic kidney and liver disease presenting with a 4 year history of shortness of breath. This was caused by a liver cyst pressing on the inferior vena cava, right atrium and ventricle, leading to a right to left shunt across a patent foramen ovale. This is consistent with the condition Orthodeoxia Platypnoea, which occurs when desaturation and dyspnoea occur in the upright position in association with an intra atrial shunt.
Authors:
Jennifer Graves; Martina Mason; Diane Laws
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acute medicine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1747-4884     ISO Abbreviation:  Acute Med     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101553725     Medline TA:  Acute Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  126-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Southwold House 3 Bowers Lea Cam Dursley Gloucestershire GL11 5PR.
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