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Pulmonary artery dissection: An emerging cardiovascular complication in surviving patients with chronic pulmonary hypertension
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-22, 03:44 authored by Khattar, RS, Fox, DJ, Jane AltyJane Alty, Arora, A
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 pulmonary disease is presented. The aetiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of pulmonary artery dissection are reviewed and factors that may aid diagnosis during life are discussed.
Department/SchoolWicking Dementia Research Education Centre
PublisherB M J Publishing Group
Place of publicationBritish Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London, England, Wc1H 9Jr