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(M2.PL.7) A 55-year-old man presents to the pulmonologist with progressive shortness of breath over the past year. He was previously healthy and now can barely make it up the stairs in his home. A chest radiograph is ordered and it shows enlargement of the pulmonary arteries with a normal sized cardiac shadow and normal-appearing lung fields. An echocardiogram is performed showing a normal-shaped left ventricle and thickened myocardium in the right ventricle. Which diagnosis is most likely in this patient? Topic Review Topic

1. Left heart failure
2. Primary pulmonary hypertension
3. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
4. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
5. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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