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Vol 13, No 3 (2018)
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Published online: 2018-07-15
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Recurrent fluid in the pleural cavity in patient with chronic heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction

Alicja M. Jarząbek
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2018.0048
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Folia Cardiologica 2018;13(3):252-255.

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Vol 13, No 3 (2018)
Case Reports
Published online: 2018-07-15

Abstract

A 69-year-old man was admitted to hospital due to symptoms of exacerbation of chronic heart failure to New York Heart Association class IV. Executed tests and chest X-ray presented fluid, which filled almost all right pleural cavity. We recognised, that it was the reason of his complaints. Because of the fact, that the level of exudative fluid in the pleural cavity was recurrent, the patient required multiple punctures during few months. On the other hand, the patient did not present any features of exacerbation of heart failure. Therefore we decided to perform full pulmonological diagnostics. At the beginning, there were no abnormalities. However due to the further, more advanced tests we recognised adenocarcinoma of the right lung. The patient is qualified to oncological treatment.

Abstract

A 69-year-old man was admitted to hospital due to symptoms of exacerbation of chronic heart failure to New York Heart Association class IV. Executed tests and chest X-ray presented fluid, which filled almost all right pleural cavity. We recognised, that it was the reason of his complaints. Because of the fact, that the level of exudative fluid in the pleural cavity was recurrent, the patient required multiple punctures during few months. On the other hand, the patient did not present any features of exacerbation of heart failure. Therefore we decided to perform full pulmonological diagnostics. At the beginning, there were no abnormalities. However due to the further, more advanced tests we recognised adenocarcinoma of the right lung. The patient is qualified to oncological treatment.
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Keywords

chronic heart failure, pleural fluid, lung adenocarcinom

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Title

Recurrent fluid in the pleural cavity in patient with chronic heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 13, No 3 (2018)

Pages

252-255

Published online

2018-07-15

DOI

10.5603/FC.2018.0048

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2018;13(3):252-255.

Keywords

chronic heart failure
pleural fluid
lung adenocarcinom

Authors

Alicja M. Jarząbek

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