Eisenmenger syndrome

Case contributed by Dr J Yeung

Presentation

Atrial septal defect and shortness of breath

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

Case Discussion

Left to right shunts such as atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus, cause increased pulmonary blood flow. With time, high pulmonary vascular resistance will develop, ultimately causing right to left shunt.

Chest xray show dilation of central pulmonary arteries and pruning of peripheral pulmonary arteries, right ventricular and atrial enlargement. Left heart would return to normal size.

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Case Information

rID: 13540
Case created: 21st Apr 2011
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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