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what is acute respiratory distress syndrome ards?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Severe SOB: ARDS is severe shortness of breath caused by an insult and inflamatory response to the lungs. Its not cardiogenic and can be infectious, toxic, or autoimmmune.Some pts need to placed on a ventilator while recovering.Breathing treatments, antiobiotics, steroids as needed.The source should be sought out to target therapy.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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