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Here’s a great #Echo of a young lady who suddenly collapsed to the ground in Cardiac Arrest. Bystander CPR was performed and 911 was called. Paramedics shock her once for pulseless VT and get ROSC on the scene. She’s intubated, in shock, on an Epi drip.

What’s the diagnosis?
The RV is very dilated with poor systolic function. The RA is also very big. The LV is Hyperdynamic with no obvious wall motion abnormality. This appearance of Severe Right Heart Strain is common during arrest, but when it persists AFTER ROSC, you must think Massive PE!

But the other caveat is that this Right Heart Strain could also be the result of *chronic* pulmonary hypertension.

So here’s what we did: We placed an Arterial Line & added a Norepi drip. We notified the CT techs that she needed to be next in line for an Emergent CTPA...

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1/#Tweetorial #papillary #fibroelastoma for
#ASEchoJC 10/23

🐙= #PFE 1975 named #papillary #fibroelastoma by #armed #forces #institute of #pathology

#papilloma 1973

#Collagen core with elastic fibers & matrix covered by endothelium sheath
Attached by stalk
multiple fronds
2/ What is the incidence of #PFE 🐙 compared to #myxoma (diagnosed in same time period)?

#PFE 511 vs. #myxoma 112

#PFE incidence ~1/1000

common “benign”primary ❤️tumor #modern #EchoFirst (Most common @MayoClinicCV)

#myxoma (autopsy based prevalence)
3/How to tell if a #PFE🐙by #echofirst ?
(Vs.Atypical myxoma,SBE,
small mobile mass attached #endocardial surface frondlike extensions #independent motion stippled border
Usually on atrial surface of AV valves or either side of semilunar valves,🚫interfere valve Fxn
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