Positional Right Ventricular Obstruction in Pectus Excavatum Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Funnel Chest
  • Posture
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Right
  • Ventricular Outflow Obstruction

abstract

  • Pectus excavatum is one of the most common congenital chest wall deformities. The degree of sternal depression, which may result in compression of the right heart by the chest wall, is variable. While typically asymptomatic, there are various symptoms that can result from severe pectus excavatum. We report on a patient with severe pectus excavatum leading to dynamic obstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract in the seated position.

publication date

  • April 15, 2017

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.12.019

PubMed ID

  • 28214505

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1288

end page

  • 1289

volume

  • 119

number

  • 8