Shortness of breath. Shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness, heaviness in the chest, low oxygen levels. Chest x ray shows congestion, sometimes effusion, enlarged heart. Treatment starts with oxygen, diuretics. Determine the cause, treat accordingly. A pressure mask might help in certain circumstances to assist with breathing.
Shortness of breath. Pulmonary edema usually manifestation exacerbation of congestive heart failure. Symptoms: shortness of breath, tachycardia, hypoxemia, edema of feet.
Pulmonary edema. The best treatment in the presence of renal failure may vary by patient. Some patients respond to high dose diuretics and preload reduction, many need dialysis or hemofiltration.. When dialysis or hemofiltration isn't available and the situation demands one can even remove large volumes of fluid by inducing osmotic diarrhea. Read more...