Two Cases of Platypnoea-Orthodexia
KeywordsPlatypnoea-orthodexia, hypoxia, shunt
Platypnoea-orthodexia syndrome is a rare cause of dyspnoea when hypoxaemia is induced by the upright position and relieved by recumbency. We report two cases in which platypnoea-orthodexia syndrome was present and caused by two different mechanisms: intracardiac shunt and intrapulmonary shunt.
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