Rare Presentation of Pulmonary Hypertension in a Young Patient

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Shailee Jain, Prasanna Sengodan, Deepak Donthi, Marwan Majeed, Mark Williams and Assad Movahed

 

Abstract

Dyspnea on exertion has a broad differential diagnosis which includes pulmonary hypertension (PH). Atrial myxomas are the most common cardiac tumor which presents with pulmonary hypertension. Patient who present with pulmonary hypertension secondary to cardiac lesions such as myxomas might manifest with heart failure symptoms but the etiology of PH as an atrial myxoma is rare. We describe a unique presentation of a 33 year old Hispanic male from Nicaragua with history of hypertension found to have massive atrial myxoma with leading to pulmonary hypertension which was found incidentally on transthoracic echocardiogram. His symptoms resolved after surgical resection of the mass.

Published on: April 16, 2020
doi: 10.17756/micr.2020-040
Citation: Jain S, Sengodan P, Donthi D, Majeed M, Williams M, et al. 2020. Rare Presentation of Pulmonary Hypertension in a Young Patient. J Med Imaging Case Rep 4(1): 13-15.

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