Pulmonary and systemic arterial pressure changes during syncope in primary pulmonary hypertension.

@article{Mikhail2001PulmonaryAS,
  title={Pulmonary and systemic arterial pressure changes during syncope in primary pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Ghada W. Mikhail and John Simon Russell Gibbs and Magdi Habib Yacoub},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2001},
  volume={104 11},
  pages={1326-7}
}
A 49-year-old woman with primary pulmonary hypertension diagnosed 1 year previously was admitted as part of a research study at Harefield Hospital. She had no known precipitating factors or family history of the disease. Her main symptoms included exertional dyspnea and syncope. Her pulmonary artery systolic pressure was 110 mm Hg, with a mean pulmonary artery pressure of 85 mm Hg. A 24-hour ambulatory pulmonary artery 7F NIH catheter (Gaeltec Ltd) was inserted into the proximal pulmonary… CONTINUE READING

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