Pulmonary hypertension secondary to left-sided heart disease: A cause for ventilation-perfusion mismatch mimicking pulmonary embolism

V. W.K. Au, D. N. Jones, J. P. Slavotinek

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Abstract

Ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scans are commonly performed in patients with suspected pulmonary thromboembolism (PE). V/Q mismatch is typically attributed to PE. We describe a case in which a V/Q scan performed on a patient with advanced hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy showed large areas of V/Q mismatch not due to PE. The mismatch was due to pulmonary hypertension secondary to left-sided heart disease. The pathophysiology is briefly reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-88
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Volume74
Issue number877
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

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