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Pulmonary edema (swelling or fluid in the lungs) can either be caused by cardiogenic causes (congestive heart failure, heart attacks, abnormal heart valves) or noncardiogenic causes such as ARDS, kidney failure, high altitude, pneumothorax, pleural effusion, aspirin overdose, pulmonary embolism, and infections. The treatment of pulmonary edema depends on the cause of the condition.

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Terms related to Pulmonary Edema:

  • Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema
  • Edema, Pulmonary
  • Fluid in the Lungs
  • HAPE
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
  • Hypertensive Pulmonary Edema
  • Non-cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema