What Is Pulmonary Edema?

By james
Jul 30, 2020
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2. Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema

Most of the time (but not always), pulmonary edema is caused by a problem with the heart. Most of the time, the problem is that the left ventricle, which pumps blood away from the lungs, is not working as well as it should. This can then cause fluids to become backed up in the lungs.

There are a number of heart conditions that can cause this, one of which is coronary heart disease, which is when the blood vessels are narrowed due to fatty deposits/blood clots. Problems with the heart valves are also sometimes responsible, as is damaged heart muscle. Hypertension is also sometimes caused.

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