Which radiographic findings suggest congestive heart failure (CHF) in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)?

Updated: Oct 31, 2019
  • Author: Stephanie L Baer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The infiltrates observed with congestive heart failure (CHF) appear as increased interstitial markings and show vascular redistribution to the upper lobes. Patients with preexisting heart failure usually have cardiomegaly.


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