Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
Pulmonary Hypertension, Hemoptysis and an Echocardiographic Finding of a Ventricular Septal Defect
- Author(s): Olaes, Karen
- Mailhot, Thomas
- Perera, Phillips
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2012.5.12594
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]