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How long does it take for pulmonary edema to worsen to heart failure?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends...

Pulmonary edema can be caused by heart failure so heart failure is already present when the pulmonary edema is diagnosed.
If the pulmonary edema is from some other etiology besides heart failure, the onset of right-sided heart failure depends on how high the pulmonary vascular pressures are and the reason for the pulmonary edema.

In brief: Depends...

Pulmonary edema can be caused by heart failure so heart failure is already present when the pulmonary edema is diagnosed.
If the pulmonary edema is from some other etiology besides heart failure, the onset of right-sided heart failure depends on how high the pulmonary vascular pressures are and the reason for the pulmonary edema.
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: HF

Pulmonary edema is already a sign of heart failure.

In brief: HF

Pulmonary edema is already a sign of heart failure.
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