Last updated on February 2019

Noninvasive Ventilation Therapy for the Treatment of Pleural Effusion in Patients With Heart Failure

Brief description of study

There are no investigations so far whether an application of positive pressure during non-invasive ventilation might be a therapeutic option for transudative pleural effusion in patients with heart failure. In view of the pathophysiological process with pleural effusion resulting from an increase in intravascular hydrostatic pressure, non-invasive ventilation might provide an improvement.

The aim of the present study is to investigate whether an additional non-invasive ventilation therapy leads to an improved suppression of pleural effusion in heart failure patients.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03189654

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