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Pulmonary artery dissection: An emerging cardiovascular complication in surviving patients with chronic pulmonary hypertension

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Khattar, RS and Fox, DJ and Alty, JE and Arora, A, Pulmonary artery dissection: An emerging cardiovascular complication in surviving patients with chronic pulmonary hypertension, Heart, 91, (2) pp. 142-145. ISSN 1355-6037 (2005) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.1136/hrt.2004.045799

Abstract

Pulmonary arterial dissection is an extremely rare and usually lethal complication of chronic pulmonary hypertension. The condition usually manifests as cardiogenic shock or sudden death and is therefore typically diagnosed at postmortem examination rather than during life. However, recent isolated reports have described pulmonary artery dissection in surviving patients. The first case of pulmonary artery dissection in a surviving patient with cor pulmonale caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is presented. The aetiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of pulmonary artery dissection are reviewed and factors that may aid diagnosis during life are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:case study, pulmonary arterial dissection, complications, patients
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
UTAS Author:Alty, JE (Dr Jane Alty)
ID Code:133248
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:57
Deposited By:Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2019-06-19
Last Modified:2019-07-02
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