Rupture of the main pulmonary trunk in a woman with severe pulmonary artery hypertension and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.


Spontaneous rupture of the main pulmonary trunk is a very uncommon complication of severe pulmonary hypertension. The condition manifests as sudden death or cardiogenic shock usually diagnosed postmortem. We report the case of a 65-year-old-women with severe pulmonary hypertension and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, among other diseases, evaluated… (More)


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