Giant right atrium with severe pulmonary hypertension

Kelesidis, Theodoros; Maysky, Michael; Kelesidis, Iosif
February 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/23/2010 Supplement, Vol. 182, pE147
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of an 84-year-old woman with a history of atrial fibrillation accompanied with cough, lethargy and heart failure. Despite persistent symptoms, the woman is said to fail to see a physician for many years. Physical examination and chest radiography have been undertaken which determined an elevated jugular venous pressure and a cardiomegaly. Further findings have shown an enlargement of right atrium with severe pulmonary hypertension.


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