Pulmonary arterial hypertension

Case contributed by Wilhelm C Rontgen

Presentation

Shortness of breath on exertion.

Patient Data

Age: 50 year
Gender: Male
X-ray

The cardiomediastinal outline is within normal limits, other than prominence of the central pulmonary arteries. The peripheral vessels are relatively pruned. 

CT scan with contrast confirms the presence of markedly enlarged central pulmonary arteries, suggestive of pulmonary arterial hypertension. The right ventricle also appears hypertrophied with leftward bowing of the intraventricular septum. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates typical features of pulmonary arterial hypertension, which was confirmed on transthoracic echocardiography. 

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Case information

rID: 39653
Case created: 14th Sep 2015
Last edited: 1st Jan 2017
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