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How is pulmonary vascular congestion caused?

How is pulmonary vascular congestion caused?

Usually from CHF: Vascular congestion or pulmonary edema is usually the result of a cardiac problem call congestive heart failure (chf). The left side of the heart can not keep up with the right, so blood stagnates in the lungs. This causes shortness of breath, inability to lie flat, and sometimes white frothy sputum. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more


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I have pulmonary vascular congestion along with an enlarged heart. Is this something dangerous as one doc said it was nothing?

I have pulmonary vascular congestion along with an enlarged heart. Is this something dangerous as one doc said it was nothing?

May be: Pulmonary congestion and cardiomegaly (if you truly have them) may represent signs of early heart failure but you do not say if you have shortness of breath or any other symptoms.
Nothing wrong to get a second opinion from a cardiologist that you trust and follow his lead.
Do not be afraid of asking questions!
you should be allright. ...Read more

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My chest xray accentuated broncho-pulmonary vascular markings at para cardiac region for clinical correlation what is that mean??

My chest xray accentuated broncho-pulmonary vascular markings at para cardiac region for clinical correlation what is that mean??

Nonspecific: In this age, likely x ray technique or reader overcall. Bronchial thickening can be acute (allergic or infectious bronchitis, poss. asthma) or chronic (a component of COPD (really doubt under 30 yo)). Vessels can be prominent due to heart failure (usu. Upper lung, in aged). > vessels on the rt.? pectus, AKA pigeon chest.
? prior films and mostly clinical assessment w/ Pulmonary or Internal Med. ...Read more

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My mother has ovarian cancer, c. diff., pulmonary vascular congestion, bibasilar pleural effusions and cardiomegaly. Is prognosis days, weeks, etc.?

My mother has ovarian cancer, c. diff., pulmonary vascular congestion, bibasilar pleural effusions and cardiomegaly. Is prognosis days, weeks, etc.?

Poor, but...: Clinically & obviously, sorry to say your mom's life expectancy would be not long, but how long specifically is beyond someone online can suggest. In fact, asking her attending doc would be most decent to get pertinent answer since s/he know more about her than anyone online. Best... ...Read more

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Why as left atrial pressure increases, does pulmonary vascular resistance decrease?

Why as left atrial pressure increases, does pulmonary vascular resistance decrease?

To accomodate increa: To accommodate an increased volume of blood and prevent increased pulmonary capillary pressures that would cause fluid to go from the capillaries into the lungs and cause congestive heart. ...Read more

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ER visit for breathing issues and edema. Chf and copd patient. Gained 40lbs in 2wks, Fluid blisters. Er said he was fine and sent home. He died 2.5 days later. Er record showed he had enlarged heart and pulmonary vascular congestion. What happened?

ER visit for breathing issues and edema. Chf and copd patient. Gained 40lbs in 2wks, Fluid blisters. Er said he was fine and sent home. He died 2.5 days later. Er record showed he had enlarged heart and pulmonary vascular congestion. What happened?

I am sorry to: Hear of this loss. I think that this issue will require a complete review of records, studies & possibly autopsy to obtain a good understanding. Unknown doctors providing general medical education on-line just would not be able to do this issue justice. Take care. ...Read more

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Decreased pulmonary vascularity on an X-ray means what?

Decreased pulmonary vascularity on an X-ray means what?

Depends....: Decreased pulmonary vascularity on chest X-ray can be a result of technique in obtaining the image. It can also be seen with certain congenital heart disorders, asthma, COPD and emphysema. All in all, it is a very nonspecific finding. ...Read more

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What would cause decreased pulmonary vascularity?

What would cause decreased pulmonary vascularity?

Less blood in PA: If the is decrease blood flow into pulmonary artery pa or any of it's branches then there will be decrease pulmonary vascularity. In babies some congenital disease like atresia of pa and tetralogy of fallot can cause that, in adults pulmonary embolus or clots in pa can cause that. ...Read more

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I need to know what is vascular pulmonary disease?

I need to know what is vascular pulmonary disease?

Definition: Vascular is blood vessel and pulmonary is lung. There is disease in the blood vessels and that includes the thickening of the blood vessels causing pulmonary hypertension, small clots or chronic pe, or venoocclusive disease if it happens in the veins. There are also the fragility causing hemorrhages in certain diseases as the autoimmunes. ...Read more

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Lungs takes involuntary sudden breath why? I'm asthmatic and possibly vascular diease problems. Is all associated together?

Lungs takes involuntary sudden breath why? I'm asthmatic and possibly vascular diease problems. Is all associated together?

Tic? Habit?: A sudden inspiration without associated shortness of breath could be a tic or a type of habit. If there are repetitive non stop sudden breaths that would be more significant but intermittent sudden breaths makes me think of either a tic or a habit. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of pulmonary hypertension?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of pulmonary hypertension?

No: Complications of pulmonary HTN include acute right heart failure insitu pulmonary clots and eventual refractory respiratory failure. This is related to progressive pulmonary artery narrowing, which is a hallmark of the disease not a complication of it. ...Read more

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My mothers dengue test was negative. She died due to effect of fever on her heart lungs vascular damage. Why?

My mothers dengue test was negative. She died due to effect of fever on her heart lungs vascular damage. Why?

Fever many causes: Fever is just the bodies response to something. What caused her to develop the fever?
That's probably what lead to this.
Sorry, my condolences. ...Read more

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Does cardiomegaly, vascular congestion and lungs filled with water cause death my mother died because of these?

Unfortunately yes: Sorry for your loss. You describe congestive heart failure, and pulmonary oedema, which contribute to a very ominous outcome. Modern medicine sometimes loses the battle. ...Read more

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Pulmonary hypertension in echo, so heart catheterization next. With EDS (weaker collagen)&many vascular symptoms, is the test OK for me? Other option?

Pulmonary hypertension in echo, so heart catheterization next. With EDS (weaker collagen)&many vascular symptoms, is the test OK for me? Other option?

It is the best tests: EDS can cause pulmonary hypertension, a condition that usually is difficult to diagnose with the physical exam only. Most cardiologist would start with non-invasive testing like an echocardiogram but to confirm such diagnosis right heart catheterization is still the best (invasive) diagnostic procedure. Follow up with your cardiologist because there is treatment for pulmonary HTN. ...Read more

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Both of my lungs hurt, why?

Both of my lungs hurt, why?

Lungs hurt: Please give more information about your pain, so help can be given to you. ...Read more

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Can phleghm clean the lungs?

Can phleghm clean the lungs?

Cough clears lungs: When the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs are irritated they produce mucous, or phlegm, which traps the irritants and moves them up the airway so that the mucous and the irritants can be coughed out of the body. Coughing cleans the lungs. Phlegm is the vehicle that allows coughing to clear irritants from the lungs. ...Read more

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Do the lungs heal themselves?

Do the lungs heal themselves?

Yes: Asthma can be healed, if the cause of inflammation is reversed: http://bookonhealing. Com/conditions/autoimmune-diseases. Html. Emphysema can't be cured because it is irreversible lung destruction. Smoking causes it, as well as other less common causes. To stop progression, stop smoking and other exposures. Other less common lung conditions may or may not be reversible. ...Read more

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Where are your lungs located?

Where are your lungs located?

Chest: They are located inside your chest cavity called the thorax. Basically they are tucked underneath your ribs on both sides. ...Read more

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What does hardened lungs mean?

What does hardened lungs mean?

Difficult to answer: Depends on what setting. Acute repiratory distress syndrome can be 'stiff lungs' this means the elastic function of the lung is compromised for some illness. People are on life support with this. There are very rare diseases that can cause this as well. Need to know the clinical situation. ...Read more

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How to take care of your lungs?

How to take care of your lungs?

Caring for lungs: The most important thing is to not smoke, be around smokers and or other environmental pollutants. Living a healthy lifestyle can improve all body functions and organs. ...Read more

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What exactly is a vascular mass?

What exactly is a vascular mass?

A growth which has e: A vascular mass means a tumor or growth which has excess of blood flowing through it. It may be a benign tumor of blood vessesl commonly called hemangioma or it can be a cancerous growth, many of which has excess of blood flowing through them. You need to find out from the treating doctor what is the cause of this mass/tumor and what is he/she recommending for diagnosis and treatment? ...Read more

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Where in your body is your lungs?

Where in your body is your lungs?

In the chest: The lungs are in the chest, protected by all those ribs. ...Read more

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What is a wisp in the lungs mean?

What is a wisp in the lungs mean?

WISP and Lung Cancer: Our results (expression of cyr61, ctgf, and wisp-1 correlates with clinical features of lung cancer) suggest that cyr61, ctgf, and wisp-1 might be implicated in the development and progression of primary lung cancers, and their levels might serve as valuable prognostic markers, as well as potential targets for therapeutic intervention. ...Read more

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Tips to prevent vascular headace?

Don't skip meals,: Don't miss sleep, avoid smoking, drink plenty of water, and maintain the same caffeine intake day to day, whether it is a lot or none at all. If this is not enough to keep your headaches down to a few times a month, medications such as beta blockers can help prevent migraines as well. ...Read more

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What causes fluid behind the lungs?

A number of things: When fluid accumulates in the spaces around the lungs (pleural spaces), this is called a pleural effusion. There are a number of causes for pleural effusions. One cause is heart failure. When the heart does not work well, its pumping action is decreased and fluid can back up into the lungs and the spaces around the lungs. Another cause might be inflammation of the lungs (as with pneumonia). ...Read more

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What a some ways to have healthy lungs?

What a some ways to have healthy lungs?

Environment: Don't smoke. Don't be a miner. Avoid tobacco smoke. Don't inhale cigarette or cigar smoke. Avoid heavily polluted areas. Don't smoke. Don't live with a smoker, don't live in a poorly ventilated wood-stove heated room. Don't smoke and, finally, don't smoke. ...Read more

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What should I do to have a strong lungs?

What should I do to have a strong lungs?

Exercise: Try to do aerobic excercise like walking, running, swimming, dancing or cycling for 30 mins a day 5-6 days a week. Stay away from smoking. If possible or interested Yoga and breathing excercise on daily bases is great, but it does require learning or training. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have tightened lungs?

What does it mean to have tightened lungs?

Not sure.: I suspect you are referring to a restrictive lung disease. There are many types of restrictive lung disease so it is difficult to say exactly what it means in the long term. Short term, the best indicator of what it means is your performance status - do you have any shortness of breath or discomfort? ...Read more

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What causes you to get fluid on your lungs?

What causes you to get fluid on your lungs?

FLUID IN YOUR LUNGS: MANY POSSIBILITIES INCLUDING PNEUMONIA, TB AND OTHER UNUSUAL INFECTIONS, HEART FAILURE, KIDNEY FAILURE, LIVER FAILURE, AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES SUCH AS LUPUS, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS JUST TO NAME A FEW, TRAUMA, CANCER ...Read more

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What is the average height a persons lungs?

What is the average height a persons lungs?

Chest: From the bottom of the ribs to just under the shoulders ...Read more

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What should I do to keep the lungs healthy?

Lung health: Don't ever smoke (or quit if you are currently smoking), and exercise for 30-45 minutes 3-4 times per week. Check your house for radon, and try to stay out of polluted areas. ...Read more

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Whay should I do to keep the lungs healthy?

Whay should I do to keep the lungs healthy?

Lung health: Don't ever smoke (or quit if you are currently smoking), and exercise for 30-45 minutes 3-4 times per week. Check your house for radon, and try to stay out of polluted areas. ...Read more

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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more