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I'm doing a report on pulmonary edema. What are some ways this can kill a person?

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Dr. Fernando Torres
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Many ways

Having pulmonary edema is very dangerous.
If the pulmonary edema becomes severe, you cannot breath. You are not able to get oxygen to your blood and you die from brain hypoxia. Usually, pulmonary edema is associated with heart failure. The heart may not tolerate not having enough oxygen around and it may just stop working. There are many ways of dying from pulmonary edema...

In brief: Many ways

Having pulmonary edema is very dangerous.
If the pulmonary edema becomes severe, you cannot breath. You are not able to get oxygen to your blood and you die from brain hypoxia. Usually, pulmonary edema is associated with heart failure. The heart may not tolerate not having enough oxygen around and it may just stop working. There are many ways of dying from pulmonary edema...
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