SE DO CHA, M.D.; MICHAEL KIRSCHBAUM, D.O.; VLADIR MARANHAO, M.D.; EMMONS PAINE, M.D.; ALDEN S. GOOCH, M.D.
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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
CHA SD, KIRSCHBAUM M, MARANHAO V, PAINE E, GOOCH AS. Phentolamine for Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. Ann Intern Med. ;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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