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Can high blood pressure cause pulmonary edema?
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Absolutely
By stressing the heart, high blood pressure can cause blood to not be pumped properly (against the high pressure) and thus accumulate in the lungs, which is pulmonary edema.

In brief: Absolutely
By stressing the heart, high blood pressure can cause blood to not be pumped properly (against the high pressure) and thus accumulate in the lungs, which is pulmonary edema.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Yes
If blood pressure gets high enough the heart cannot pump blood forward to the rest of the body.
In turn blood/fluid will back up in the lungs causing pulmonary edema. This is known as a hypertensive emergency/urgency.

In brief: Yes
If blood pressure gets high enough the heart cannot pump blood forward to the rest of the body.
In turn blood/fluid will back up in the lungs causing pulmonary edema. This is known as a hypertensive emergency/urgency.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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