How long does it take for pulmonary edema to worsen and lead to heart failure?

Backwards. Pulmonary edema doesn't cause heart failure, it is one symptom of heart failure (although other things can cause pulmonary edema as well).

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How long does it take for pulmonary edema to worsen to heart failure?

Depends... Pulmonary edema can be caused by heart failure so heart failure is already present when the pulmonary edema is diagnosed. If the pulmonary edema is from some other etiology besides heart failure, the onset of right-sided heart failure depends on how high the pulmonary vascular pressures are and the reason for the pulmonary edema. Read more...

If a patient has pulmonary edema and has heart failure occurring, should I.v fluids be ceased? And should iv fluids not be recommenced?

In most cases. the doctor has to find happy medium, but they should be giving diuretics and other meds to get fluid off, plus sometimes heart medicine. Some fluid may be given, depends on condition, but usually limited. Read more...

What is the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has heart failure?

Diuretics/others. Diuretics help to clear the lungs of fluid. Ace inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, and beta blockers help to prevent recurrences of heart failure. Certain types of pacemakers may also help. Read more...
Treatment... One of the treatments for pulmonary edema caused by heart failure is diuretic therapy to rid the body of the excess fluid. This therapy needs to be prescribed by a physician and monitored very carefully, . Read more...

Can fludrocortisone dilute blood too much and cause shortness of breath without causing pulmonary oedema or heart failure?

Unlikely. Fludrocortisone is more likely to cause electrolyte changes or changes in glucose metabolism. Vascular volume changes significant enough to cause dilutional anemia (to the extent that oxygen delivery is affected) or congestive heart failure (if not already significantly predisposed) would not be likely. Notify the prescribing physician so appropriate follow up is arranged. Good luck! Read more...

Once you have an enlarged heart and pulmonary edema, will it go away?

Yes, possible. Depending on the cause of your enlarged heart, if they underlying abnormality is corrected, then yes the heart can go back to normal size with correct medicines, espeiclly in a young person. For instance, tachycardic cardiomyopathy due to atrial fibrillation can be reversed. Control heart rate, take ACE inhib, betablocker, and I have seen complete resolution. See a cardiologist. make sure TSH nl. Read more...

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

Has failed. 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). Read more...