SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Physiology
SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Platypnea- orthodeoxia syndrome (POS) is a rare condition that is characterized by both dyspnea (platypnea) and arterial desaturation (orthodeoxia) in the upright position which resolves with recumbency. This syndrome can be categorized by etiology, which includes intracardiac shunting, pulmonary shunting, ventilation-perfusion mismatch, and disorders such as pericarditis, emphysema, and pneumonectomy.