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Pulmonary Hypertension, Hemoptysis and an Echocardiographic Finding of a Ventricular Septal Defect


In this case presentation, a patient who presented to the Emergency Department with hemoptysis and shortness of breath was found to have a ventricular septal defect and right ventricular strain on bedside ultrasound. This case leads to a discussion of Eisenmenger Syndrome, a potentially ominous development in a patient with these clinical and ultrasound findings. [West J Emerg Med. 2012;13(6):516]

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