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VOLUME 26 , ISSUE 3 ( March, 2022 ) > List of Articles


Platypnea-orthodeoxia Syndrome: An Important Cause of Morbidity in Post Coronavirus Disease Patients

Divendu Bhushan, B Hilbert Sahoo, Aniketh Hegde

Keywords : Happy hypoxia, Platypnea, Pulmonary fibrosis

Citation Information : Bhushan D, Sahoo BH, Hegde A. Platypnea-orthodeoxia Syndrome: An Important Cause of Morbidity in Post Coronavirus Disease Patients. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (3):401-402.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24126

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-03-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Platypnea-orthdeoxia syndrome (POS) is a clinical scenario where patient get breathless while sitting or standing. Its important causes are cardiac shunts, hepatopulmonary syndrome and pulmonary ventilation perfusion mismatch. During this pandemic as cases of pulmonary fibrosis increased, we find POS as one of the important cause of morbidity during recovery. Early recognition of this will decrease the morbidity and unrealistic expectation of fast recovery.

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