Pulmonar vascular changes in the plain chest film of cardiac patients.

J M Pisco

Abstract


The correct interpretation of chest film on cardiac patients is very important. The most important feature is the radiographic appearance of the pulmonary vascularity. Four different patterns of pulmonary vascularity are considered: normal, decreased, increased and uneven. The different diseases associated with each type are mentioned. From the pulmonary vascular pattern one can deduct hemodynamic data which are important for the diagnosis, grade of severity and follow-up.

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