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what is the difference between pulmonary edema and pulmonary congestion?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Pulm edema: A matter of semantics to some physicians. The terms are often used interchangeably to describe fluid build-up in the lungs regardless of cause. More descriptive terms that are used include cardiogenic pulmonary edema and non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema.
Answered on May 28, 2019
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