What Is Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema?

Q:
What is cardiogenic pulmonary edema?

A:
Cardiogenic pulmonary edema (CPE) is defined as pulmonary edema due to increased capillary hydrostatic pressure secondary to elevated pulmonary venous pressure.

CPE reflects the accumulation of fluid with a low-protein content in the lung interstitium and alveoli as a result of cardiac dysfunction.

Keywords: cardiac pulmonary edema; cardiogenic pulmonary edema.

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