Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2012; 60(S 02): e1-e2
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1293606
Cardiac Surgery
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Eisenmenger Syndrome Complicated by Pulmonary Artery Dissection

Jun Meng
1  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Province of China
,
Yongjun Qian
1  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Province of China
,
Xijun Xiao
1  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Province of China
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Publication History

21 May 2011

14 June 2011

Publication Date:
03 January 2012 (eFirst)

  

Abstract

This report describes a 40-year-old male patient diagnosed with pulmonary artery dissection involving both the left and right branches. The patient also had Eisenmenger syndrome secondary to an uncorrected patent ductus arteriosus. Diagnosis was facilitated through the use of transthoracic echocardiography and computed tomography. Due to the lack of definite guidelines for the optimal treatment strategy of this condition together with the poor condition of the patient, medical management was elected. Not surprisingly, the patient died suddenly only 7 days after the presentation.