SE DO CHA, M.D.; MICHAEL KIRSCHBAUM, D.O.; VLADIR MARANHAO, M.D.; EMMONS PAINE, M.D.; ALDEN S. GOOCH, M.D.
To the editor: In the May issue, Ruskin and Hutter (1) reported a case of primary pulmonary hypertension in a patient who showed impressive symptomatic and hemodynamic improvement after a trial of phentolamine. We have studied another case using similar protocol and relate a different experience.
A 21-year-old white woman was found to have abnormal chest roentgenogram and was referred for evaluation in 1975. At that time she was asymptomatic. She had a palpable second heart sound and grade II/VI ejection systolic murmur at base. Electrocardiogram findings were normal. Vectorcardiogram showed right ventricular hypertrophy. Chest roentgenogram revealed an enlarged pulmonary
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CHA SD, KIRSCHBAUM M, MARANHAO V, PAINE E, GOOCH AS. Phentolamine for Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. Ann Intern Med. 1979;91:927–928. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-91-6-927_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;91(6):927-928.
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