0
Postgraduate Education Corner: PULMONARY AND CRITICAL CARE PEARLS |

A 70-Year-Old Woman With Acute Right Ventricular Failure and Circulatory CollapseRapidly Progressive Right Ventricular Failure

Shikhar Agarwal, MD, MPH, CPH; Homer Wiland, MD; E. Rene Rodriguez, MD; Gustavo A. Heresi, MD
Author and Funding Information

From the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine (Dr Agarwal), the Department of Pathology (Drs Wiland and Rodriguez), and the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Institute (Dr Heresi), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Correspondence to: Gustavo A. Heresi, MD, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195; e-mail: heresig@ccf.org


Reproduction of this article is prohibited without written permission from the American College of Chest Physicians (http://www.chestpubs.org/site/misc/reprints.xhtml).


© 2012 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2012;141(1):259-264. doi:10.1378/chest.11-0954
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Extract

A 70-year-old woman with osteoarthritis and a remote history of diverticulitis presented to her primary-care physician with intermittent fevers and dyspnea. These symptoms began 1 day after a recent visit to her family where she reported exposure to grandchildren who were sick with an upper respiratory infection. She was given a diagnosis of a viral infection and advised to take conservative measures. Two days later, the patient presented to the ED with persistent high-grade fevers, diffuse aches, and worsening dyspnea.

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Figures

Tables

Suggested Readings

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

MEMBER & INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIBER

Want Access?

NEW TO CHEST?

Become a CHEST member and receive a FREE subscription as a benefit of membership.

Individuals can purchase this article on ScienceDirect.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal.

Individuals can purchase a subscription to the journal or buy individual articles.

Learn more about membership or Purchase a Full Subscription.

INSTITUTIONAL ACCESS

Institutional access is now available through ScienceDirect and can be purchased at myelsevier.com.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Find Similar Articles
CHEST Journal Articles
PubMed Articles
  • CHEST Journal
    Print ISSN: 0012-3692
    Online ISSN: 1931-3543