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What is the difference between a pulmonary edema and a pulmonary embolism?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Another thought

The formation of a clot in the lung may originate in the lung as well.
If there is underlying lung disease or cardiac disease, then these are risk factors potentially for the formation of an embolism.

In brief: Another thought

The formation of a clot in the lung may originate in the lung as well.
If there is underlying lung disease or cardiac disease, then these are risk factors potentially for the formation of an embolism.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Fluid vs Clot

Pulmonary edema is a swelling and fluid accumulation in the lung tissue.
A pulmonary embolism is a clot that has travelled (usually) from the legs, through the blood stream, and lodged in the circulation of the lung.

In brief: Fluid vs Clot

Pulmonary edema is a swelling and fluid accumulation in the lung tissue.
A pulmonary embolism is a clot that has travelled (usually) from the legs, through the blood stream, and lodged in the circulation of the lung.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
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