Chronic Pulmonary Artery Dissection Associated with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Abstract

Pulmonary artery dissection is a complication associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension. This complication is described as acute in onset and is frequently fatal without intervention. We describe a patient with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and chest pain found to have an unsuspected chronic pulmonary artery dissection on postmortem examination. Chronic pulmonary artery dissection should be considered in patients with chest pain and worsening dyspnea, as the frequency this condition may be underestimated.

Read the full article online

Topics

Dyspnea
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Pulmonary Embolism

Authors

Rhonda Cook, Alexander G. Duarte, Paul Boor, Cowan Daniel

Published in:

Pulmonary Circulation Vol 3: No 3 cover image

September 2013

Pulmonary Circulation Vol 3: No 3

View this journal

Our research platform is the world.

Through worldwide collaboration, we can begin to answer the question of a global disease.

Join the PVRI
standard-example-image.jpg