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What is acute pulmonary edema and how is it treated?
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Fluid in lungs
Acute pulmonary edema is fluid that has entered the lung spaces.
It typically causes shortness of breath and low oxygen. The fluid can come from a failing heart, or inflammation, or pneumonia, or even high altitude. It is treated, usually, by fixing the underlying cause and giving diuretics (water pills) to help get rid of the water.

In brief: Fluid in lungs
Acute pulmonary edema is fluid that has entered the lung spaces.
It typically causes shortness of breath and low oxygen. The fluid can come from a failing heart, or inflammation, or pneumonia, or even high altitude. It is treated, usually, by fixing the underlying cause and giving diuretics (water pills) to help get rid of the water.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Edema....
Acute pulmonary edema is the sudden onset of increased fluid in the lungs.
There are many causes of this, one of the most common being left-sided heart failure. The treatment depends on the cause but diuretics are typically given while the exact cause is being determined. Some reasons for acute pulmonary edema won't respond to diuretics so the precise diagnosis needs to be made.

In brief: Edema....
Acute pulmonary edema is the sudden onset of increased fluid in the lungs.
There are many causes of this, one of the most common being left-sided heart failure. The treatment depends on the cause but diuretics are typically given while the exact cause is being determined. Some reasons for acute pulmonary edema won't respond to diuretics so the precise diagnosis needs to be made.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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