Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome is a condition of dyspnea and hypoxia whilst in the upright position, which improves in the recumbent position. We present a case of platypnea-orthodeoxia due to a fenestrated atrial septal aneurysm that induced recurrent strokes and a recent condition of fluctuating confusion and cognitive impairment, modified by position, associated with rapid variations of O2 saturation position related. The suspect of platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome may be hypothesized in case of patients with recurrent cerebral ischemia and fluctuating cognitive disturbances induced by change of position. In those cases a careful echocardiographic evaluation and O2 saturation determination in up and downright position are required.
Fluctuating position-related cognitive disturbances and recurrent cerebral ischemic attacks as presenting symptoms in a patient with platypnea-orthodeoxya syndrome / C. Lovati, M. Suardelli, P. Bertora. - In: MEDICAL REPORTS & CASE STUDIES. - ISSN 2572-5130. - 3:1(2018), pp. 147.1-147.2.
|Titolo:||Fluctuating position-related cognitive disturbances and recurrent cerebral ischemic attacks as presenting symptoms in a patient with platypnea-orthodeoxya syndrome|
LOVATI, CARLO (Primo) (Corresponding)
SUARDELLI, MASSIMO (Secondo)
BERTORA, PIERLUIGI (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Cerebral ischemia; Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome; Dementia|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/26 - Neurologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2572-5130.1000147|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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