Right ventricular obstruction in aortic dissection: A mechanism of hemodynamic collapse

Robert J. Downey, John H.M. Austin, Paolo Pepino, Marc L. Dickstein, Shunichi Homma, Eric A. Rose

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Abstract

The main and right pulmonary arteries may be compressed by the false lumen of a type I aortic dissection. We report a 73-year-old women with a dissection of the aorta in whom echocardiographic examination revealed acute pulmonary arterial compression causing right ventricular failure and hemodynamic collapse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)988-990
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1996
Externally publishedYes

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