Accession Number:

AD1037879

Title:

An Incidental Finding of Eisenmenger Syndrome in an Adult Following a Motor Vehicle Accident

Descriptive Note:

Conference Paper

Corporate Author:

59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-05-19

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Eisenmenger Syndrome, defined as pulmonary hypertension and cyanosis in individuals with anysystemic-to-pulmonary communication, is rarely encountered in adult patients due to earlyidentification and correction of congenital abnormalities. Uncorrected shunts typically progress toEisenmenger physiology before puberty.Patients presenting later may be asymptomatic prior to flow reversal. In the era of perinatal screening, itis rare to encounter an adult patient with an uncorrected defect.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE