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How can CHF lead to pulmonary edema?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Back up of fluiud

In CHF the heart either can't pump blood/fluid forward or is unable to relax to allow blood/fluid to fill the chambers.
These are known as systolic and diastolic heart failure. The fluid in turn will back up into the lungs as the heart & lung are connected. When the fluid overcomes the ability of the lungs to pump it the condition is known as pulmonary edema.

In brief: Back up of fluiud

In CHF the heart either can't pump blood/fluid forward or is unable to relax to allow blood/fluid to fill the chambers.
These are known as systolic and diastolic heart failure. The fluid in turn will back up into the lungs as the heart & lung are connected. When the fluid overcomes the ability of the lungs to pump it the condition is known as pulmonary edema.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Congestive heart failure is defined by the ineffectiveness of the circulatory system and has caused a back up of the vascular/cardiac/pulmonary system: it can cause pulmonary edema.
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In brief: Yes

Congestive heart failure is defined by the ineffectiveness of the circulatory system and has caused a back up of the vascular/cardiac/pulmonary system: it can cause pulmonary edema.
Good luck!
Dr. David Schleimer
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