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Title: Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome: a report of two cases
Authors: Timmermans, C ×
Frans, Eric
Herregods, C
Decramer, Marc
Daenen, Willem
De Geest, H #
Issue Date: Apr-1994
Series Title: Acta Cardiologica vol:48 issue:6 pages:583-90
Abstract: Two cases of orthostatic dyspnea and arterial desoxygenation, as a postpneumonectomy complication, are reported. In one patient, echocardiography and cardiac catheterization revealed the presence of an atrial septal aneurysm, which has never been described in association with the platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome. The other case illustrates that, despite actual technical possibilities, clinical suspicion remains a prerequisite for proper diagnosis of the entity.
ISSN: 0001-5385
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Pneumology
Cardiac Surgery
Medicine Teaching Programs
× corresponding author
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