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Is morphine ever used to help with pulmonary edema?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In the past, morphine used to be one of the mainstays of treating pulmonary edema.
Beside dilating the vessels, it also takes away the feeling of breathlessness and makes the patient feel better in more than one way.

In brief: Yes

In the past, morphine used to be one of the mainstays of treating pulmonary edema.
Beside dilating the vessels, it also takes away the feeling of breathlessness and makes the patient feel better in more than one way.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Morphine is often used to treat a heart attack which could be the cause of the pulmonary edema in the first place.

In brief: Yes

Morphine is often used to treat a heart attack which could be the cause of the pulmonary edema in the first place.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Standard.

In brief: Yes

Standard.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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1 comment
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
As morphine caues dilatation of the chest vein ,the venous return to the heart is decresed, hence less work load for heart and less acute heart failure occurs which is otherwise results in pul odema.
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