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Aneurysm of aberrant right subclavian artery (arteria lusoria) presenting as cardiac dyspnoea
  1. D M Layfield1,
  2. N Nikolaidis1,
  3. S P Harden1,2,
  4. S K Ohri1
  1. 1Wessex Cardiac Centre, Southampton University Hospitals Trust, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Southampton University Hospital, Southampton, UK
  1. Correspondence to D M Layfield, 27 Atlantic Close, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 3TA, UK; david.layfield{at}doctors.org.uk

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A 75-year-old Caucasian man presented with a 3-month history of progressive dyspnoea, unrelated to position, with an exercise tolerance of 100 m. He had experienced thrombolysis following an inferior myocardial infarction 8 years previously.

Initial diagnosis was cardiac dyspnoea; transthoracic echocardiogram showed moderate left ventricular dysfunction without significant progression from previous studies. Spirometry demonstrated fixed plateaued flow during forced inspiration and forced expiration. Cardiac MRI …

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  • Competing interests The authors do not have any competing interests and/or bias with regard to this publication. All authors contributed equally to this work which has not been the subject of any preceding presentation or publication.

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