Anatomical factors triggering platypnea-orthodeoxia in adults.

Abstract

Right to left shunting through a patent foramen ovale (PFO) or atrial septal defect (ASD) can cause platypnea-orthodeoxia even in a setting of normal pulmonary artery pressures. However, the late onset of symptoms despite the congenital origin of the anatomical defects is not well understood. We report a case series of patients presenting with dyspnea and… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/clc.20461

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