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Pulmonary edema and accidental ob death in 22 year old. What happened?

Pulmonary edema and accidental ob death in 22 year old. What happened?

Not enough info: This sounds very tragic, but would be impossible to answer in a forum like this. If this was someone close to you, please speak with the physician involved. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Fluid In The Lungs (Definition)

Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate(thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative(heart failure). It may be treated based on the problem found by sampling(thoracentesis). Labs on the fluid help the clinician determine the etiology. For recurring pleural fluid, sometime pleuradesis is necessary to hep prevent recurrance. Need ...Read more


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How serious is a pulmonary edema in a 15 year old?

How serious is a pulmonary edema in a 15 year old?

Very: Pulmonary edema is serious at any age, but its rarity at 15 makes it particularly concerning. Congenital heart disease is frequently present to cause this in an adolescent. ...Read more

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What's the chance of death by pulmonary edema when a person has a regular irregular heatbeat?

What's the chance of death by pulmonary edema when a person has a regular irregular heatbeat?

Different: The irregular heart beat will only lead to pulmonary edema if the heart is compromised in some other way. The two are not necessarily connected . Death is a result of serious cardiac disease and pulmonary edema may be an end stage manifestation of that. ...Read more

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Would pneumoconiosis hasten death by pulmonary edema?

Would pneumoconiosis hasten death by pulmonary edema?

Additive: Pneumoconiosis, or restrictive lung disease caused by environmental exposure to things like coal dust or asbestos causes serious progressive lung dysfunction. Pulmonary edema is fluid buildup in the lungs, usually from cardiac dysfunction. If a person has both, it would be expected that their outcome would be worse than if they had either disease alone. ...Read more

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Does pulmonary edema happen as a result of swelling blood vessels?

Pulmonary edema...: Pulmonary edema results in a build-up of fluid in the lungs. There are many etiologies for this but, if the blood vessels in the lungs become inflamed for some reason, they can become "leaky", resulting in pulmonary edema. So, blood vessel inflammation might be what you mean by "swelling"! ...Read more

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Will negative pressure pulmonary edema happen to me again? The first time i had surgery this happened and I am supposed to have surgery again soon.

Not Likely..: Nppe is an important (and can be a "scary") clinical entity in the post op period and can happen due to sudden upper airway obstruction. It's the result of negative intrathoracic (chest) pressure while trying to breath deeply when your airway is blocked..When you were waking up. Glad to hear you did well! discuss with your anesthesiologist. All should go well! ...Read more

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How much time does it take to recover from pulmonary edema?

How much time does it take to recover from pulmonary edema?

See below: Depends on the cause: 60 minutes to never, depending on what's wrong. ...Read more

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Pleurisy 3 weeks after pulmonary edema.. No other symptoms. Is this normal?

Pleurisy: The temporal relationship may suggest these things are related but that does not mean they are...So yes this could be normal in your case but keep a watchful eye out for other symptoms just in case! ...Read more

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Can a person go untreated for 3 weeks with a pulmonary edema that was caused by tauma?

Can a person go untreated for 3 weeks with a pulmonary edema that was caused by tauma?

Mgt: It depends on the extent of the injury. Small amounts of fluid can be effectively absorbed. If there is any respiratory compromise, the fluid can be evacuated. ...Read more

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How long to recover from high altitude pulmonary edema?

Few days: Usually 2 or 3 days. More severe cases might take longer especially of there are underlying health issues or major complications. ...Read more

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When will I recover from high altitude pulmonary edema?

When will I recover from high altitude pulmonary edema?

Get below 7000ft: Descent is essential as well as supplemental o2 when you develop hape. Recovery can take several days, but usually you feel much better within a few hours. ...Read more

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How can CHF lead to pulmonary edema?

How can CHF lead to pulmonary edema?

Back up of fluiud: In CHF the heart either can't pump blood/fluid forward or is unable to relax to allow blood/fluid to fill the chambers. These are known as systolic and diastolic heart failure. The fluid in turn will back up into the lungs as the heart & lung are connected. When the fluid overcomes the ability of the lungs to pump it the condition is known as pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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Can beta blockers help with pulmonary edema?

Can beta blockers help with pulmonary edema?

Yes: Since pulmonary edema is commonly due to heart failure, controlling heart failure with beta blockers is beneficial. Some people can get worse and have worsening edema due to beta blockers. Beta blockers will not help if edema is due to non heart related issues. ...Read more

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How does preeclampsia cause a pulmonary edema?

Several mechanisms: Severe high blood pressure can cause the heart to perform less efficiently causing "cardiogenic pulmonary edema" and the release of chemicals which promote inflammation ( cytokines) cause the capillaries ( tiny blood vessels) in the lungs to become leaky causing "non cardiogenic pulmonary edema) both mechanisms can be at work. ...Read more

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Why do we use morphine in acute pulmonary edema?

Why do we use morphine in acute pulmonary edema?

Good question: The growing body of evidence derived from clinical studies suggest that its efficacy may be simply from the decrease of anxiety that accompanies shortness of breath. Reducing catacholemines and secondary vasoconstriction in this condition is indeed beneficial, but this effect can be more safely addressed with benzodiazepines - less incidence of respiratory depression. ...Read more

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Would drinking too much water affect pulmonary edema?

Yes: Yes in person with kidney disease or a heart failure. You do have to follow you weight daily which reflect your fluid balance. ...Read more

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Can increased water consumption cause pulmonary edema?

Can increased water consumption cause pulmonary  edema?

Depends : You couldn't drink yourself into pulmonary edema if you had a normal heart and kidneys. It would be virtually impossible. If you have heart failure, however, or kidneys that are not functioning normally, then definitely you can get pulmonary edema from too much water consumption. The same goes if you take too much salt and have abnormal heart or kidney function. ...Read more

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Could increased water consumption cause pulmonary edema?

Could increased water consumption cause pulmonary edema?

Yes: Very likely to happen if you have heart failure or kidney failure. If you have a normal heart and normal kidneys, other problems develop before pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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Why doesn't the heart immediately fail during pulmonary edema?

Why doesn't the heart immediately fail during pulmonary edema?

Has failed: Cardiogenic pulmonary edema is due to high pressures in the heart as a direct result of heart muscle failing to squeeze properly (systolic failure) or relax properly (diastolic failure). ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


Dr. Rajesh Rethnam
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Pulmonary Edema (Definition)

The lungs are the organ that exchange oxygen and shouldn't have fluids. In pulmonary edema they fill up with fluids most commonly, from heart failure. This causes shortness of breath. Other causes are kidney and liver failure. Low protein in blood or allergic reactions. Treatment usually require diuretics or water pills ...Read more