What Is Acute Cardiopulmonary Disease?

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What is acute cardiopulmonary disease?

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Cardiopulmonary disease refers to a diverse group of serious disorders which affects the heart and lungs. There are various treatment options which are used depending on the exact type of cardiopulmonary disease. During the treatment, the patients are also advised to change their diets and lifestyle. Acute cardiopulmonary disease includes heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia, which is diagnosed based on the patient’s history and physical examination. If a patient is suspected to have acute cardiopulmonary disease, he or she may obtain a chest radiograph.

 

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