NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Deciphering a Case of Pulmonary Hypertension in a Young Female: Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage the Culprit

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

January 2018

Department

Medicine

Abstract

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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