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Pulmonary hypertension bmj

Nicholas Juul
SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Vascular Disease CasesSESSION TYPE: Case ReportsPRESENTED ON: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 04:15 PM - 05:15 PMINTRODUCTION: Data has been published suggesting that iNO can be utilized in a variety of situations, however, there is little literature on its use in the setting of acute decompensation in valvular disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A previously healthy 32 year old female, 29 weeks of gestation, presented to an outside hospital with dyspnea progressing over two months and development of a rust-colored sputum...
March 1, 2014: Chest
Dilek Durak, Bulent Eren, Nursel Turkmen, Recep Fedakar
Pulmonary artery dissection and aneurysms ruptures are rare events, occasionally reported as a cause of sudden death. We report a 27-year-old man who was admitted to the hospital with history of a loss of consciousness and died soon after resuscitation was performed. On autopsy macroscopic examination, 2500 ml partially coagulated blood was found upon opening the right part of chest, also aneurysmal dilatation and intimal rupture of pulmonary artery distal branch were observed. The aim of this case report is to contribute to a better understanding of the pulmonary artery aneurysm rupture as a cause of sudden death and to emphasise its medical and legal importance (Fig...
2008: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
L Kovacikova, M Zahorec, M Nosal
We describe successful use of enteral sildenafil following surgery for congenital heart disease in three cases. One infant after repair of ventricular septal defect and aortic coarctation had pulmonary hypertension non-responsive to nitric oxide, another infant and 3.5 year child following palliative surgery for congenital heart disease with univentricular physiology were treated with inhaled nitric oxide and had severe systemic desaturations associated with endotracheal suctioning. Therapy with sildenafil reduced pulmonary arterial pressure, prevented episodes of arterial desaturations and allowed weaning from nitric oxide (Ref...
2007: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
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