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An 81-Year-Old Man With an Abnormal Right-Sided Heart Shadow on Chest RadiographAbnormal Right Heart Shadow on Chest Radiograph

Rahman Shah, MD; M. Rehan Khan, MD; Tai-Hwang M. Fan, MD, PhD; Genina Ruff, RCS; Kodangudi B. Ramanathan, MD
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From the Section of Cardiology (Drs Shah, Fan, and Ramanathan), School of Medicine, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN; Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Drs Shah, Fan, and Ramanathan and Ms Ruff), Memphis, TN; and the Department of Radiology (Dr Khan), School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Rahman Shah, MD, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1030 Jefferson Ave, Memphis, TN 38104; e-mail: shahcardiology@yahoo.com


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Chest. 2015;147(2):e52-e55. doi:10.1378/chest.14-1393
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An 81-year-old man presented with a 1-week history of dry cough. He also complained of mild dyspnea, wheezing, and low-grade fever. He denied hemoptysis, fever, rashes, or chest pain. The patient’s medical history included coronary artery bypass surgery, hypertension, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and COPD. The patient was a retired welder and an ex-smoker.

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