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Why doesn't the heart immediately fail during pulmonary edema?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

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Cardiogenic pulmonary edema is due to high pressures in the heart as a direct result of heart muscle failing to squeeze properly (systolic failure) or relax properly (diastolic failure).

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Cardiogenic pulmonary edema is due to high pressures in the heart as a direct result of heart muscle failing to squeeze properly (systolic failure) or relax properly (diastolic failure).
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