Pulmonary artery dissection and conservative medical management.


Pulmonary artery dissection is a rare clinical entity, which has been related to pulmonary arterial hypertension. It is frequently presented as cardiogenic shock or sudden death, so diagnosis is often made at autopsy. The management with best results is surgery. We report a case of pulmonary artery dissection associated with previous aortic valve replacement with a favourable outcome, using conservative medical therapy.

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@article{Lobato2007PulmonaryAD, title={Pulmonary artery dissection and conservative medical management.}, author={Miguel Angel Navas Lobato and Roberto Mart{\'i}n Reyes and Pilar Lurue{\~n}a Lobo and I Mat{\'e} Benito and G Guzm{\'a}n Hern{\'a}ndez and Milagros Mart{\'i} de Gracia and Jos{\'e} A Sobrino Daza and Jos{\'e} Luis L{\'o}pez Send{\'o}n}, journal={International journal of cardiology}, year={2007}, volume={119 1}, pages={e25-6} }