Outcomes of Thoracentesis for Acute Heart Failure in Hospitals

Heart failure (HF) is the most common cause of transudative pleural effusion and the second most common cause of pleural effusion overall 1-3. The incidence of pleural effusion in acute HF is estimated at 46% based on the plain radiographic diagnosis. Its incidence may reach as high as 85-90% when using a more sensitive diagnostic modality such as ultrasound or computerized tomography scan 1,4. Thoracentesis (THR) is widely utilized to improve symptoms of patients with HF 5. However, the actual prognostic value of THR in HF has been sparsely reported with only one study reporting a 22% mortality rate at 30-days and 53% at 1 year, which is significantly higher than the known average mortality rate for HF 6.
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research

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