BioMed Research International / 2019 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Recognition of Ultrasound Artifact Mimicking Pulmonary Artery Dissection in Patients with Heart Disease

Table 2

Differences between pulmonary imaging artifact and pulmonary artery dissection.

Baseline dataPulmonary artifactpulmonary artery dissection

Incidence ratehighrare
agemostly childrenmostly adults
Medical historyMostly seen in PDAchronic IPAH
Pulmonary pressurenormal or little highhigh
Dilation of PAnormal or little wideYes
Echo viewmainly left high parasternalMainly aortic short-axis and pulmonary artery long-axis view
Locationchanging with viewsFixed
CDFINo interruptionInterruption with flow

PA: pulmonary artery; PDA: patent ductus arteriosus; IPAH: idiopathic pulmonary artery hypertension; CDFI: color Doppler flow imaging

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