Platypnea-orthodeoxia and progressive autonomic failure.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Platypnea-orthodeoxia has been described in patients with pulmonary shunts, intracardiac shunts, and severe lung disease. We report a case of platypnea-orthodeoxia in a patient with minimal obstructive lung disease and progressive autonomic failure. We have shown our patient's symptoms to be the result of an orthostatic increase in ventilation-perfusion mismatching and to be corrected with fluid challenge.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fox, JL; Brown, E; Harrison, JK; Williams, J; Terry, PB

Published Date

  • December 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 140 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1802 - 1804

PubMed ID

  • 2604305

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-0805

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1164/ajrccm/140.6.1802


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States