quarta-feira, agosto 03, 2011

Aneurisma da aorta ascendente e dispnéia

Ascending aortic aneurysm causing orthodeoxy-platypnoe syndrome
Eur J Echocardiogr (2011) 12 ; 410.
A 66-year old male presented to our clinic with progressive dyspnea at rest. The patient reported that the dyspnoea was worst in upright position
The tricuspid valve annulus was slightly compressed by the aortic aneurysm with turbulent flow with colour Doppler denoting mild inflow obstruction. The inferior vena cava measured 14 mm in a supine position and 23 mm in upright position.

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