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What is the difference between hypostatic pneumonia and pulmonary venous congestion? Is there a treatment for PVC in a non-ambulant patient?

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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Both are impotant

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In brief: Both are impotant

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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Definition

Hypostatic pneumonia is a real pneumonia in the dependent portion of the lung in the bedridden patient due to those areas being not cleared of secretion, atelectatic, etc.
Venous congestion is when the blood in the venous circulation is somewhat stagnating due to weak heart as in chf. Pvc may not need to be treated, may need it for more push of blood at times, treat the cause instead.

In brief: Definition

Hypostatic pneumonia is a real pneumonia in the dependent portion of the lung in the bedridden patient due to those areas being not cleared of secretion, atelectatic, etc.
Venous congestion is when the blood in the venous circulation is somewhat stagnating due to weak heart as in chf. Pvc may not need to be treated, may need it for more push of blood at times, treat the cause instead.
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