What is the difference between pulmonary edema and pulmonary congestion?

Pulm edema. A matter of semantics to some physicians. The terms are often used interchangeably to describe fluid build-up in the lungs regardless of cause. More descriptive terms that are used include cardiogenic pulmonary edema and non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema.

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Hello dr whats the difference pulmonary edema and pulmonary venous congestion?

Pulmonary. pulmonary venous congestion will eventually lead to pulmonary edema if not checked; both are serious conditions needing prompt diagnosis and treatment. Read more...

The difference pulmonary edema and congestion is what?

Not much. Pulmonary edema is a type of pulmonary congestion. Congestion just means something is in your lungs. Pulmonary edema means that "water" is in your lungs usually from the heart not pumping well. Read more...

Whats the different bw pulmonary venous congestion and pulmonary edema?

Pul edema terms. They are both describing the same thing. When a radiologist describes pulmonary venous congestion, it usually means that he or she is less certain of the diagnosis or that the findings on the x-ray or mild or borderline in appearance. Read more...