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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 140 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1378/chest.10-0227
  • Journal Name: CHEST
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-47
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


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).