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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 2481369, 4 pages
Case Report

Multifactorial Etiology Pulmonary Hypertension in a Patient with Sarcoidosis

1Departamento de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Sergipe (UFS), São Cristóvão, SE, Brazil
2Departamento de Medicina, Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju, SE, Brazil
3Centro de Ensino e Pesquisa da Fundação Lucas, Aracaju, SE, Brazil
4Núcleo de Pós-Graduação em Medicina da UFS, São Cristóvão, SE, Brazil
5The American College of Cardiology, New York, NY, USA

Received 2 May 2016; Accepted 18 September 2016

Academic Editor: Nurten Sayar

Copyright © 2016 Barreto Ana Terra Fonseca et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Differential diagnosis between pre- and postcapillary pulmonary hypertension (PH) in patients with diastolic heart failure (DHF) is a challenge in clinical practice. The presence of PH is implicated in worse prognosis in patients with this disease. This case report approaches the process of investigation of pulmonary hypertension in adult patient with DHF, double mitral lesion, and sarcoidosis with poor clinical outcome.