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Type: Journal article
Title: Bilateral pulmonary emboli presenting as platypnea-orthodeoxia
Author: Khokhar, K.B.
Citation: Pakistan Heart Journal, 2014; 47(3):162-164
Publisher: Pakistan Cardiac Society
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 2227-9199
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Kashif B Khokhar, Fareeha Aslam, Jonathan Tisch
Abstract: We are reporting a case of 78 yrs old female presented with platypnea orthodeoxia, likely caused by bilateral proximal pulmonary emboli. Despite appropriate treatment, she died of respiratory arrest. It is uncommon to have clinical evaluation of platypnea and appropriate documentation of orthodeoxia. Platypnea-orthodeoxia can be a rare but presenting feature of massive pulmonary emboli. Clinicians should have a high index of suspicion, in at risk individuals with refractory hypoxia, prompt evaluation of which may lead to improve outcome.
Keywords: Platypnea-Orthodeoxia; Pulmonary Emboli
Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
RMID: 0030057293
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