Chronic pulmonary venous hypertension causes dilatation and engorgement of bronchial veins because of a close communication between bronchial and pulmonary veins. We report a case of severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction with chronically elevated pulmonary venous pressure leading to characteristic bronchoscopic findings of engorgement of bronchial veins.
*D.N. Sharma Hospital, Sonipat, Haryana
†Lung Care & Sleep Centre, Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, India
‡Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
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Reprints: Atul C. Mehta, MD, FACP, FCCP, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, A-90, Cleveland, OH 44195 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Received August 30, 2013
Accepted February 28, 2014