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How could pulmonary hypertension in mitral stenosis prevent pulmonary edema?
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Less flow to lungs
If the pressure in the pulmonary artery is high enough, the right ventricle's ability to pump bood to the lungs is diminished.
Less blood flow to the lungs means that there is less fluid to leak out into the air spaces ( alveoli).

In brief: Less flow to lungs
If the pressure in the pulmonary artery is high enough, the right ventricle's ability to pump bood to the lungs is diminished.
Less blood flow to the lungs means that there is less fluid to leak out into the air spaces ( alveoli).
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Charles Burger
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: Mitral Stenosis
Pulmonary hypertension and edema secondary to mitral stenosis are both the result of the elevated left heart pressures that "back up" to the lung.
Which condition occurs depends on how quickly and high the pressure rises.

In brief: Mitral Stenosis
Pulmonary hypertension and edema secondary to mitral stenosis are both the result of the elevated left heart pressures that "back up" to the lung.
Which condition occurs depends on how quickly and high the pressure rises.
Dr. Charles Burger
Dr. Charles Burger
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Dr. Fernando Torres
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: It does not
Phtn is a consequence of the back up of blood into your lungs from the mitral stenosis.
The blood vessels may vasoconstrict to protect themselves from the high pressures, but by no means they are preventing edema and it is not a good thing...

In brief: It does not
Phtn is a consequence of the back up of blood into your lungs from the mitral stenosis.
The blood vessels may vasoconstrict to protect themselves from the high pressures, but by no means they are preventing edema and it is not a good thing...
Dr. Fernando Torres
Dr. Fernando Torres
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