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, cilt.140, sa.1, ss.42-47, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 140 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1378/chest.10-0227
  • Dergi Adı: CHEST
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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).