What Is Pulmonary Edema?

Q:

What is pulmonary edema? Is it related to heart issues?

A:

Pulmonary edema refers to a condition in which excess fluids are accumulated in the lungs. The numerous air sacs caused by the fluids make patients difficult to breathe. This disease is usually caused by heart diseases, especially congestive heart failure. It occurs when the heart is not capable of pumping blood out through the arteries at the same speed as it is returned to the heart through the veins.

The disease is a medical emergency, which sometimes are fatal. Fortunately, it is treatable if proper and prompt treatment both for the disease and the underlying problem is given. Oxygen therapies are the common treatment for the disease.

 

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