Use of indwelling pleural catheters for cardiogenic pleural effusions.

  title={Use of indwelling pleural catheters for cardiogenic pleural effusions.},
  author={Nadim Srour and Rajini Potechin and Kayvan Amjadi},
  volume={144 5},
BACKGROUND Cardiogenic pleural effusions are rarely refractory to treatment of the underlying disease. Few options are available in these cases. Indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) insertion has been well described for the management of malignant pleural effusions. We present our experience with using IPCs for cardiogenic pleural effusion management. METHODS We prospectively constructed a cohort of patients who underwent IPC insertion for cardiogenic pleural effusions. Patients were carefully… CONTINUE READING
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