Published on:December 2016
    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2016; 7(4):149-151
    Case Report | doi:10.5530/jcdr.2016.4.4

    Dyspnoea and Cyanosis in Pregnancy: An Extremely Rare Cause


    Biswajit Majumder,1 Sugata Dasgupta,2 Sougat Chakraborty,1 Sandip Ghosh,1 Subhro Chakraborty,1 Viral Tandel,1 Sudeep K.N1

    1Department of Cardiology, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata-700004, West Bengal, INDIA.

    2Department Anesthesiology and in-charge Critical Care Unit, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata- 700004, West Bengal, INDIA.


    Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation first presenting with platypnea and orthodeoxia in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy is an extremely rare entity and poses a great diagnostic challenge to the treating physician. We hereby report a patient with pulmonary arteriovenous malformation presenting for the first time in third trimester of pregnancy diagnosed by pulmonary angiogram with subsequent improvement in symptoms post-delivery.

    Key words: Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation, Pregnancy, Platypnea, Orthodeoxia, Pulmonary Angiogram.

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