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Platypnoea-orthodeoxia syndrome due to right to left interatrial shunting despite normal intracardiac pressures

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H Karunatilake ,

Medical Unit, Base Hospital, Chilaw, LK
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K Vithiya,

Medical Unit, Base Hospital, Chilaw, LK
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V Jeevagan,

Medical Unit, Base Hospital, Chilaw, LK
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S Subadra

Medical Unit, Base Hospital, Chilaw, LK
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Abstract

Platypnoea-orthodeoxia syndrome (POS) is a rare condition in which hypoxaemia and breathlessness occur when upright and resolve when prone. POS has been reported in association with intracardiac and intrapulmonary shunting. This case describes a patient who presented with hypoxaemia and platypnoea and investigations showed an interatrial defect with right to left shunt, without pulmonary hypertension.

DOI: 10.4038/cmj.v55i4.2635

Ceylon Medical Journal 2010; 55: 131-132
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v55i4.2635
How to Cite: Karunatilake, H., Vithiya, K., Jeevagan, V. and Subadra, S., 2010. Platypnoea-orthodeoxia syndrome due to right to left interatrial shunting despite normal intracardiac pressures. Ceylon Medical Journal, 55(4), pp.131–132. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v55i4.2635
Published on 29 Dec 2010.
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