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How could pulmonary hypertension in mitral stenosis prevent pulmonary edema?

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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Less flow to lungs: If the pressure in the pulmonary artery is high enough, the right ventricle's ability to pump bood to the lungs is diminished. Less blood flow to the lungs means that there is less fluid to leak out into the air spaces ( alveoli).
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