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Acute hypoxic pulmonary hypertension associated with right heart failure.

Authors
  • Kemdem, Arsene1
  • Lemaitre, France1
  • Lovat, Robin1
  • Siraux, Valérie1
  • Dillien, Philippe1
  • Dive, Florence1
  • 1 Intensive Care Unit, CHR NAMUR, Namur, Belgium. , (Belgium)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta cardiologica
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2020
Volume
75
Issue
6
Pages
544–548
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/00015385.2019.1634333
PMID: 31251113
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

COPD is a cause of chronic pulmonary hypertension, with increased pressure during exacerbations. But acute right ventricular failure is very rare in this condition. We reported two cases in which exacerbation and hypoxaemia have induced an acute severe pulmonary hypertension complicated by right ventricular failure and cardiogenic shock. The supportive treatment and the correction of hypoxaemia have rapidly solved the clinical situation.

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