Small Heart

SMALL HEART LARGE LUNGS – EMPHYSEMA
The P-A view of the chest shows hyperinflated lung volumes. Note that more than 10 posterior ribs can be visualized. The lateral view of the chest shows hyperinflated lung volumes in this patient with acute asthma, characterized by flattening of the hemidiaphragms and increased aeration of the retrosternal air space.
Courtesy of Ashley Davidoff M.D
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Key words emphysema medical students
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large lungs
hyperinflated lung
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emphysema enlarged hyperinflated lung

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