Bilateral pleural effusions in congestive heart

Khurram Ahmad, Malay S. Gandhi, W. Chapman Smith, Karl Weber

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Abstract

The salt-avid state that accounts for the clinical syndrome congestive heart failure (CHF) leads to an initial expansion of intra-and subsequent rise in extravascular volumes that can include the appearance of pleural effusion. Herein, we present a 54-year-old man with a dilated cardiomyopathy who was hospitalized because of his CHF, which included bilateral pleural effusions, right hydrothorax greater than left. The pathophysiology of pleural fluid formation in CHF, previously debated, has now reached consensus, albeit not frequently reviewed. This index case offers such an opportunity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)484-488
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume335
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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Pleural Effusion
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Hydrothorax
Dilated Cardiomyopathy
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Bilateral pleural effusions in congestive heart. / Ahmad, Khurram; Gandhi, Malay S.; Smith, W. Chapman; Weber, Karl.

In: American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Vol. 335, No. 6, 01.01.2008, p. 484-488.

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Ahmad, Khurram ; Gandhi, Malay S. ; Smith, W. Chapman ; Weber, Karl. / Bilateral pleural effusions in congestive heart. In: American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 2008 ; Vol. 335, No. 6. pp. 484-488.
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