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Tachycardia and an enlarged cardiac silhouette in an adolescent male

Trout, Tara MMS, PA-C; Nelson Le, P. MD, FAAP

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: October 2011 - Volume 24 - Issue 10 - p 39–40,42–43

An 18-year-old with a complicated history presents with a worsening upper respiratory tract infection. A chest radiograph identified a severe heart condition as the cause.

Tara Trout is a PA at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She is currently on military leave. P. Nelson Le is

a pediatric cardiologist, physician executive, and Vice President of Medical Affairs at McKesson Provider Technologies, Alpharetta, Georgia. The authors have indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.

© 2011 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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