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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 75-77

Atrial arrhythmias and scintigraphic “D-shape” sign in pulmonary artery hypertension


1 Department of Cardiology, University Cardiovascular Center, School of Medicine, Republic University, Montevideo, Uruguay
2 Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Center, School of Medicine, Republic University, Montevideo, Uruguay

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Federico Ferrando-Castagnetto
Clinical Hospital, p. 2, Avenida Italia s/n, Montevideo
Uruguay
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DOI: 10.4103/1450-1147.181152

PMID: 28217026

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Pulmonary hypertension significantly changes biventricular anatomy and physiology, frequently evolving to clinical deterioration and right ventricular failure. The case of a woman developing atrial arrhythmias complicating dipyridamole stress in concomitance with scintigraphic “D-shaped” left ventricle is briefly reported. Although rare, our finding may suggest that nonselective vasodilators should be used with caution in this clinical setting.


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