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How can high blood pressure cause pulmonary edema?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Cause...

High blood pressure forces the heart to work harder to circulate the blood to all organs and tissues.
In turn, the heart muscle can then fail to circulate the blood adequately, thus leaving an excess of fluid in the lungs that the heart simply cannot circulate out of the lungs. This extra fluid in the lungs is pulmonary edema.

In brief: Cause...

High blood pressure forces the heart to work harder to circulate the blood to all organs and tissues.
In turn, the heart muscle can then fail to circulate the blood adequately, thus leaving an excess of fluid in the lungs that the heart simply cannot circulate out of the lungs. This extra fluid in the lungs is pulmonary edema.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: HIGH BLOOD PRESS

High blood pressure if not controlled causes left ventricular failure which can result in pulmonary edema.

In brief: HIGH BLOOD PRESS

High blood pressure if not controlled causes left ventricular failure which can result in pulmonary edema.
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