The following information was obtained during the insertion of a right heart catheter

RA

14

mm Hg

RV

105/14

mmHg

PA

33/18

mmHg

PAOP

14

mmHg

CI

2.4

L/min/m2

a)  What dominant abnormality is indicated by the right heart catheter data?

b)  List two (2) likely causes of the abnormality

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College Answer

a)  What dominant abnormality is indicated by the right heart catheter data?
Pressure gradient between the RV and PA

b)  List two (2) likely causes of the abnormality

pulmonary valve stenosis supravalvular or RVOT stenosis

Discussion

This question - with identical wording - was used again in 2012, paper 2 - Question 30.2

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