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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the author’s final published version in Annals of Thoracic Medicine

Volume 13, Issue 1, January-March 2018, Pages 55-58

The published version is available at DOI: 10.4103/atm.ATM_148_17. Copyright © Patel et al.


Partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (PAPVD) is a rare congenital cardiac defect and is associated with sinus venosus atrial septal defect. While most cases are asymptomatic, a patient can present with pulmonary hypertension (PHTN) and it can be difficult to diagnose. Here, we discuss the case of a young female with PHTN who was found to have two right-sided PAPVD. Through this case, authors try to emphasize the importance of meticulous and thorough investigation when evaluating PHTN, which allows for correct diagnosis and a timely intervention before PHTN becomes irreversible.

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