Chronic pulmonary artery dissection associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Rhonda Cook, Alexander G. Duarte, Paul Boor, Cowan Daniel

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Pulmonary artery dissection is a complication associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension. This complication is described as acute in onset and is frequently fatal without intervention. We describe a patient with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and chest pain found to have an unsuspected chronic pulmonary artery dissection on postmortem examination. Chronic pulmonary artery dissection should be considered in patients with chest pain and worsening dyspnea, as the frequency this condition may be underestimated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)692-695
Number of pages4
JournalPulmonary Circulation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2013


  • Chest pain
  • Complication
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Pulmonary artery dissection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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