Fatal dissection of the pulmonary artery in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

  title={Fatal dissection of the pulmonary artery in pulmonary arterial hypertension.},
  author={Bruno Degano and Gr{\'e}goire Pr{\'e}v{\^o}t and Laurent T{\^e}tu and Olivier Sitbon and G{\'e}rald Simonneau and Marc Humbert},
  journal={European respiratory review : an official journal of the European Respiratory Society},
  volume={18 113},
A 41-yr-old patient with chronic stable idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) presented with sudden chest pain and unusual dyspnoea during physical exertion. The patient had been diagnosed with PAH at the age of 12 yrs and was in New York Heart Association functional class I/II. The patient was being treated with an anticoagulant regimen, low-dose diuretics and continuous intravenous epoprostenol therapy. A computed tomography scan showed ancient massive thrombi in dilated central… CONTINUE READING


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