Platypnea-Orthodeoxia Syndrome With Normal Right Heart Pressures in an Octogenarian

Marcin Kuzma, Jessie Bowers, Michael Farbaniec

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We describe a case of platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome in an 88-year-old man who presented with progressive dyspnea. Right-to-left shunting through a patent foramen ovale (PFO) was seen in the setting of normal right-sided heart pressures. He was successfully treated with percutaneous transcatheter PFO closure. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)324-325
Number of pages2
JournalJACC: Case Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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