Platypnoea-orthodeoxia syndrome, an underdiagnosed cause of hypoxaemia: four cases and the possible underlying mechanismsReport as inadecuate




Platypnoea-orthodeoxia syndrome, an underdiagnosed cause of hypoxaemia: four cases and the possible underlying mechanisms - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

Netherlands Heart Journal

, Volume 23, Issue 11, pp 539–545

First Online: 14 July 2015

Abstract

Cardiac platypnoea-orthodeoxia syndrome POS is a position-dependent condition of dyspnoea and hypoxaemia due to right-to-left shunting. It often remains unrecognised in clinical practice, possibly because of its complex underlying pathophysiology. We present four consecutive patients with POS and patent foramen ovale PFO who underwent a successful percutaneous PFO closure, describe the mechanism of their POS and provide a review of the literature.

KeywordsPlatypnoea-orthodeoxia Dyspnoea Foramen ovale, patent Atrial septum Mechanism  Download fulltext PDF



Author: M. Nassif - H. Lu - T.C. Konings - B.J. Bouma - A. Vonk Noordegraaf - B. Straver - N.A. Blom - S.A. Clur - A.P.C.M. Backx

Source: https://link.springer.com/







Related documents