CXR in heart failure

CXR in heart failure

CXR in heart failure
CXR in heart failure

X-ray chest PA view in heart failure, showing cardiomegaly with right atrial enlargement (shift of the right border to the right with a prominent bulge) and a prominent superior vena caval shadow upwards from the right atrial contour, along the right border of the spine. There is also an unfolding of the arch of aorta, which together with the superior vena caval shadow causes an appearance of superior mediastinal widening. The haziness of the lung fields are partly due to the pulmonary congestion and also contributed to by the overlapping mammary shadow.