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A 73-year-old male asked:

What is the difference between hypostatic pneumonia and pulmonary venous congestion? is there a treatment for pvc in a non-ambulant patient?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Definition: Hypostatic pneumonia is a real pneumonia in the dependent portion of the lung in the bedridden patient due to those areas being not cleared of secretion, atelectatic, etc. Venous congestion is when the blood in the venous circulation is somewhat stagnating due to weak heart as in chf. Pvc may not need to be treated, may need it for more push of blood at times, treat the cause instead.
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