Radionuclide Ventriculogram in Cor Pulmonale Secondary to Multiple Pulmonary Emboli

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A 71-year-old woman had a radionuclide ventriculogram for an evaluation of increasing shortness of breath. The scan depicted “pure” right-sided ventricular dilatation with a decreased ejection fraction secondary to multiple pulmonary emboli. This was confirmed by a ventilation/perfusion lung scan.

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