Pulmonary arterial hypertension

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female
X-ray

Enlargement of the main pulmonary trunk. Prominent hilar vascular markings. No cardiomegaly. Lungs and pleural spaces are clear. Sternotomy wires. 

Case Discussion

The patient has a known history of pulmonary arterial hypertension, which is most likely secondary to her rheumatoid arthritis. 

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Case information

rID: 40288
Case created: 16th Oct 2015
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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