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Teachable Moment
Less Is More
November 2016

Coronary Stenting to Treat Dyspnea in a Patient With Severe Lung DiseaseA Teachable Moment

Author Affiliations
  • 1Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri
JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(11):1604-1605. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.5406

We were recently asked to provide cardiovascular consultation for a 51-year-old man with acute on chronic hypoxic respiratory failure due to severe and progressive pulmonary fibrosis. His pulmonary fibrosis was attributed to toxic effects from 6 cycles of a bleomycin-containing chemotherapeutic regimen and mediastinal radiation therapy for stage IIB Hodgkin lymphoma 3 years earlier that was curative. He was transferred to our institution for consideration of a lung transplant.

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