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How does preeclampsia cause a pulmonary edema?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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