Platypnea-orthodeoxia induced by fenestrated atrial septal aneurysm.


Platypnea-orthodeoxia is a peculiar syndrome characterized by a right-to-left shunt, which occurs in the upright position. The diagnosis is made by contrast transesophageal echocardiography, paying attention to include contrast visualization in the orthostatic decubitus. The association of this syndrome with a fenestrated atrial septal aneurysm is rare and… (More)


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@article{Giombolini2005PlatypneaorthodeoxiaIB, title={Platypnea-orthodeoxia induced by fenestrated atrial septal aneurysm.}, author={Claudio Giombolini and Salvatore Notaristefano and Stefano Santucci and Ketty Savino and Stefano Pasquino and Temistocle Ragni and Giuseppe Ambrosio}, journal={Italian heart journal : official journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology}, year={2005}, volume={6 2}, pages={164-7} }