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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-58

Deciphering a case of pulmonary hypertension in a young female: Partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage the culprit


1 Department of Cardiology, Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center, New York Medical College, New Jersey, USA
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hiten R Patel
Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center, New York Medical College, 703 Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey - 07503
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/atm.ATM_148_17

PMID: 29387257

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Partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (PAPVD) is a rare congenital cardiac defect and is associated with sinus venosus atrial septal defect. While most cases are asymptomatic, a patient can present with pulmonary hypertension (PHTN) and it can be difficult to diagnose. Here, we discuss the case of a young female with PHTN who was found to have two right-sided PAPVD. Through this case, authors try to emphasize the importance of meticulous and thorough investigation when evaluating PHTN, which allows for correct diagnosis and a timely intervention before PHTN becomes irreversible.


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