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Bronchial Venous Plexus in Left Ventricular Dysfunction

Malik, Sonika MBBS*; Shah, Parth S. MD; Mehta, Atul C. MD, FACP, FCCP

Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology: April 2014 - Volume 21 - Issue 2 - p 142–144
doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000066
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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

Disclosure: There is no conflict of interest or other disclosures.

Reprints: Atul C. Mehta, MD, FACP, FCCP, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, A-90, Cleveland, OH 44195 (e-mail:

Received August 30, 2013

Accepted February 28, 2014

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.