Acute cardiac failure due to artrial fibrillation

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

Presentation

Acute dyspnea and tachycardia with a history of atrial fibrillation.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Typical Kerley B lines at the lung bases.

Case Discussion

Kerley B lines are 1 - 2 cm thin lines in the peripheries of the lung. They are perpendicular to, and extend out to the pleural surface. They represent thickened subpleural interlobular septa and are usually seen at the lung bases. 

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Case Information

rID: 16894
Case created: 27th Feb 2012
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
Systems: Cardiac, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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