Volume : VIII, Issue : V, May - 2018

An unusual cause of heart failure: Polycythaemia Vera with PAH

Dr Debasish Mahapatra, Dr Anil Kumar, Dr Ran Singh

Abstract :

 The incidence of PAH in CMPD is unknown. When present, PAH in CMPD may be attributed to thrombo–embolism,

which is a known complication of CMPD. CMPD and unexplained PAH has been reported in few case reports or few
studies with limited cases. Pathophysiology may be related to pulmonary capillary obstruction from increased cellular components, platelet
activation and aggregation, micro thrombose formation and stasis. We present the case of a middle aged lady with no previous co–morbidity, who
presented with polycythaemia and biventricular failure. Evaluation revealed PAH with no evidence of pulmonary thrombo–embolism.
Haematocrit, Serum erythropoietin assay and bone marrow analysis suggested polycythaemia vera. Unexplained PAH in CMPD is discussed.

Keywords :MeSH: CMPD   PAH   Polycythaemia Vera  

Article:Download PDF Journal DOI : 10.15373/2249555X

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Dr Debasish Mahapatra, Dr Anil Kumar, Dr Ran Singh, An unusual cause of heart failure: Polycythaemia Vera with PAH, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-5 | May-2018


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