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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
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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.
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