Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 10, Number 9, September 2019, pages 260-263

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as a Bridge to Initial Medical Therapy in a Patient With Decompensated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Presenting With Biventricular Failure


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Portable anterior-posterior chest radiograph from admission revealed a right upper lobe infiltrate (blue arrow) and small bilateral pleural effusions.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Parasternal short axis view (a) and apical four chamber view (b) of transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a markedly enlarged right ventricle and a flattened “D-shaped” septum consistent with right ventricular volume and pressure overload.
Figure 3.
Figure 3. CT angiogram showing a necrotizing right upper lobe pneumonia (blue arrow) and small bilateral pleural effusions (red arrows). CT: computed tomography.