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Symptoms of pulmonary edema include difficulty breathing, coughing up blood, excessive sweating, anxiety and pale skin. If left untreated, it can lead to coma and even death, generally due to its main complication of hypoxia.
How does a Pulmonary edema differ from a pleural effusion, they both refer to fluid in the lunges. Are they synonymous, or is there a difference, of location, or cause? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Stanton13 (talk • contribs) 16:50, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
- Plural effusion is a buildup of fluid in the cavity surrounding the lungs, pulmonary oedema is fluid inside the lungs --18.104.22.168 (talk) 11:38, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
Cardiogenic pulmonary edema vs. cardiac asthma
Cardiogenic pulmonary edema redirects to this article. Is cardiac asthma considered the same condition, and if so, should that article be merged with this one? --SoledadKabocha (talk) 20:02, 21 March 2013 (UTC)
- Yes, cardiac asthma is caused by pulmonary oedema. I cannot currently comment on a merge, but it seems reasonable provided we link the terminology somewhere. JFW | T@lk 16:30, 6 October 2013 (UTC)