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Approach to Increased Pulmonary Vascularity without Cyanosis

Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


DDX:

Common

Uncommon

Approach/Discussion:
Increased vascularity without cyanosis implies a left to right shunt or high output state such as anemia. Shunt vascularity (sharp prominent vasculature) is active vascular congestion while passive vasculature congestion (hazy prominent vasculature) is due to failure.

References:
See References Chapter.

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