Acute pulmonary hypertension caused by tumor embolism: a report of two cases

Abstract

Acute pulmonary hypertension leading to right ventricular failure and circulatory collapse is usually caused by thromboembolic obstruction of the pulmonary circulation. However, in rare instances, other causes can be associated with a similar clinical presentation. We present and discuss the clinical histories of two patients with acute right ventricular failure due to an atypical cause of pulmonary hypertension, disseminated pulmonary tumor embolism.

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Topics

Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Hypertension
Right Ventricle: Structure, Function and Dysfunction

Authors

Caroline Mury, Antoine G. Schneider, Antoine Nobile, Samuel Rotman, Lucas Liaudet

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Pulmonary Circulation Vol 5: No 3 cover image

September 2015

Pulmonary Circulation Vol 5: No 3

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