SCOTT R. INKLEY, M.D.; LOUIS GILLESPIE JR.; ROBERT K. FUNKHOUSER, M.D.
The syndrome of pulmonary hypertension in the absence of apparent parenchymal lung disease or primary cardiovascular defects has been diagnosed clinically with increasing frequency since the technic of a cardiac catheterization has become widely available. The clinical picture and pathologic physiology have recently been comprehensively reviewed by Dresdale.1 It is the purpose of this paper to report two cases which have been confirmed at autopsy, and to call attention to the untoward reaction to barbiturate anesthesia which occurred in both patients.
Case 1. A 41 year old white female was admitted to University Hospitals for the third time
INKLEY SR, GILLESPIE L, FUNKHOUSER RK. TWO CASES OF PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION WITH SUDDEN DEATH ASSOCIATED WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OF BARBITURATES1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:396–406. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-2-396
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(2):396-406.
Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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