Frequency of Pleural Effusions in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Associated With Connective Tissue Diseases

Luo Y., Robbins I. M. , Karatas M. , Brixey A. G. , Rice T. W. , Light R. W.

CHEST, vol.140, no.1, pp.42-47, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 140 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1378/chest.10-0227
  • Title of Journal : CHEST
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-47


Background: Pleural effusions frequently accumulate in patients with left-sided heart failure. However, our recent study in patients with idiopathic and heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) demonstrated that pleural effusions frequently occur in patients with isolated right-sided heart failure (RHF). The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of pleural effusions in patients with PAH associated with connective tissue disease (CTD).