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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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    • Picture of Lungs The lungs are a pair of spongy, air-filled organs located on either side of the chest (thorax). See a picture of the Lungs and...learn more »

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    • Kidney Failure Kidney failure can occur from an acute event or a chronic condition or disease. Prerenal kidney failure is caused by blood loss,...learn more »
    • Edema Edema is the swelling of tissues as a result of excess water accumulations. Peripheral edema occurs in the feet and legs. There...learn more »
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      Edema Article
      • Edema facts
      • What is edema?
      • What is pitting edema and how does it differ from non-pitting edema?
      • What causes pitting edema?
      • How does salt intake affect edema?
      • Why does a patient with heart disease retain fluid?
      • Why do patients with liver disease develop ascites and edema?
      • Why does edema occur in patients with kidney disease?
      • What is idiopathic edema?
      • How does venous insufficiency cause edema?
      • Which diuretics are used to treat edema?
      • Are diuretics used for other purposes?
    • Arrhythmia An arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm. With an arrhythmia, the heartbeats may be irregular or too slow (bradycardia), to...learn more »
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      Arrhythmia Article
      • Introduction to Arrhythmia
      • What causes an arrhythmia?
      • What are the types of arrhythmias?
      • What are the symptoms of arrhythmias?
      • How are arrhythmias diagnosed?
      • How are arrhythmias treated?
      • What medications are used to treat arrhythmias?
      • What lifestyle changes should be made?
      • What is electrical cardioversion?
      • What is a pacemaker?
      • What is an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)?
      • What is catheter ablation?
      • What is heart surgery?
    • Sepsis Sepsis (blood poisoning) is a potentially deadly infection with signs and symptoms that include elevated heart rate, low or high...learn more »
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      Sepsis Article
      • Sepsis (blood poisoning) facts
      • What is blood poisoning?
      • What is sepsis?
      • Why are there so many diseases with "sepsis," "septic," "septicemia," or "blood poisoning" in their name?
      • What causes sepsis?
      • What are the risk factors for sepsis?
      • What are the signs or symptoms of sepsis (blood poisoning)?
      • How is sepsis diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for sepsis?
      • What is the prognosis (outcome) with sepsis?
      • What are the complications of sepsis?
      • How can sepsis be prevented?
      • What are some additional sources for information on sepsis?
    • Pulmonary Embolism (Blood Clot in the Lung) A pulmonary embolism occurs when a piece of a blood clot from deep vein thrombosis (DVT) breaks off and travels to an artery in...learn more »
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      Pulmonary Embolism (Blood Clot in the Lung) Article
      • Pulmonary embolism facts
      • What is a pulmonary embolism?
      • What are the causes and risk factors for pulmonary embolism?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism?
      • How is pulmonary embolism diagnosed?
      • Basic testing (CBC, electrolytes, BUN, creatinine blood test, chest X-ray, EKG)
      • Pulmonary angiogram
      • d-Dimer blood test
      • CT Scan
      • Ventilation-perfusion scans
      • Venous Doppler study
      • Echocardiography (EKG, ECG)
      • What is the treatment for pulmonary embolism?
      • Anticoagulation
      • Thrombolytic therapy
      • What is the prognosis for pulmonary embolism?
      • Can pulmonary embolism be prevented?
    • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Congestive heart failure (CHF) refers to a condition in which the heart loses the ability to function properly. Heart disease,...learn more »
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      Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Article
      • What is congestive heart failure (CHF)?
      • What causes congestive heart failure?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure?
      • What are the risk factors for congestive heart failure?
      • How is congestive heart failure diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for congestive heart failure?
      • What is the prognosis for congestive heart failure?
      • Can congestive heart failure be prevented?

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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