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

@article{Khattar2005PulmonaryAD,
  title={Pulmonary artery dissection: an emerging cardiovascular complication in surviving patients with chronic pulmonary hypertension.},
  author={Rajdeep Singh Khattar and David J. Fox and Jane E. Alty and Arvind Arora},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2005},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={142-5}
}
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… CONTINUE READING