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A 55-Year-Old Man With a Small Right Lung and a Right-Sided HeartSmall Right Lung and a Right-Sided Heart

Jeffrey Albores, MD; Joanne Bando, MD; M. Iain Smith, MD
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From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Jeffrey Albores, MD, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10833 Le Conte Ave, Room 37-131 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1690; e-mail: jalbores@mednet.ucla.edu


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Chest. 2015;147(3):e95-e99. doi:10.1378/chest.14-1054
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A healthy 55-year-old man without known medical problems presented for a routine physical examination and was found to have an abnormal ECG. He denied chest pain, dyspnea, palpitations, dizziness, or syncopal episodes. He also denied orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, and lower-extremity edema. His exercise capacity had been excellent. He was a lifelong nonsmoker and never had lung problems.

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