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Article | IMSEAR | ID: sea-220321


Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) is a clinical syndrome consisting of physiologic/ hemodynamic criteria that are a consequence of several etiologies. Confirmation of pulmonary hypertension is based on right heart catheterization. Pulmonary hypertension is a devastating condition that can lead to considerable morbidity and premature mortality. In the last few decades, significant advancement in the pharmacotherapy of pulmonary hypertension has resulted from better understanding of the complex pathogenesis and pathophysiology of this dreaded disease. Despite these accomplishments, pharmacotherapy of pulmonary hypertension is still far from perfect, and the mortality in this modern treatment era is still unacceptably high. We report a complex clinical presentation characterized by severe pulmonary hypertension secondary to concomitant mitral stenosis with veno-occlusive disease in the context of systemic sclerosis. Our case highlights the importance of a systematic and comprehensive diagnostic approach to avoid missing an underlying pathology.

Article | IMSEAR | ID: sea-220297


Non-compaction cardiomyopathy (NCC) is characterized by trabeculations in either one or both ventricles. Clinical presentation is highly variable: dyspnea, palpitation, thromboembolic events, arrhythmia, or sudden cardiac death. There are currently no universally-accepted criteria for classifying and diagnosing left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) cardiomyopathy. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the diagnostic exam of choice. The diagnosis is often missed or delayed because of a lack of knowledge about this uncommon disease. Progression of LVNC is highly variable and prognosis is very difficult to predict. We report a case of a 50-year-old female patient with a history of total thyroidectomy under hormonal supplementation who consults for dyspnea and paroxysmal palpitations revealing an isolated LVNC. This case emphasizes the importance of imaging techniques, which are, TTE and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in early diagnosis, management, and follow-up.