platypnea

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platypnea

 [plat″e-ne´ah]
dyspnea that is relieved when the patient is lying flat; see also orthopnea.

pla·typ·ne·a

(plă-tip-nē'ă), In the diphthong pn, the p is silent only at the beginning of a word. Although the classically correct pronunciation is platypnea, the word is often pronounced platyp'nea in the U.S.
Difficulty in breathing when upright, which is relieved by recumbency. Compare: orthopnea.
[platy- + G. pnoē, a breathing]

pla·typ·ne·a

(plă-tip'nē-ă)
Difficulty in breathing when erect, relieved by recumbency.
Compare: orthopnea
Synonym(s): platypnoea.

Platypnea

Dyspnea that occurs when the patient is sitting up.
Mentioned in: Shortness of Breath

pla·typ·ne·a

(plă-tip'nē-ă)
Difficulty in breathing when upright, which is relieved by recumbency.
Compare: orthopnea
Synonym(s): platypnoea.
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Platypnoea-orthodeoxia is an unusual phenomenon characterised by positional dyspnoea (platypnoea) and hypoxaemia (orthodeoxia) exacerbated in the sitting position/ improved in the supine position.
There are some typical conditions when PFO can worsen hypoxemia such as valvular PS, Ebstein anomaly, RV myocardial infarction, orthodeoxia platypnoea syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, pulmonary hypertension (primary or secondary).