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.
Not exactly sure. Of your question. Pneumoconeosis itself can lead to death but if you have pulmonary edema on top of tha it would be very bad for the lungs. If severe enough could hasten death. Not sure if that was your question , sorry.
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...