Talk:Pulmonary edema

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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 (talkcontribs) 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 --121.223.243.95 (talk) 11:38, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Clinical features[edit]

doi:10.1001/jama.294.15.1944 (JAMA 2005): "Does This Dyspneic Patient in the Emergency Department Have Congestive Heart Failure?" Might warrant inclusion. JFW | T@lk 10:32, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Cardiogenic pulmonary edema vs. cardiac asthma[edit]

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)

Guideline[edit]

doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2013.05.019 is the new ACC/AHA guideline for heart failure. It might include useful stuff for acute cardiogenic pulmonary oedema. JFW | T@lk 16:30, 6 October 2013 (UTC)