logo

Video encyclopedia

Pulmonary edema

2:35

Pulmonary Edema MAD DOG Nursing Mnemonics, Nursing School Study Tips

3:39

Applying CPAP in pulmonary edema

3:28

Pulmonary Edema (Medical Definition) | Quick Explainer Video

1:45

What is Pulmonary Edema

1:44

Therapeutic Management for Patients with Pulmonary Edema | MAD DOG | Nursing Mnemonic

Pulmonary edema is fluid accumulation in the tissue and air spaces of the lungs. It leads to impaired gas exchange and may cause respiratory failure. It is due to either failure of the left ventricle of the heart to remove blood adequately from the pulmonary circulation, or an injury to the lung parenchyma or vasculature of the lung. Treatment is focused on three aspects: firstly improving respiratory function, secondly, treating the underlying cause, and thirdly avoiding further damage to the lung. Pulmonary edema, especially acute, can lead to fatal respiratory distress or cardiac arrest due to hypoxia. It is a cardinal feature of congestive heart failure. The term edema is from the Greek οἴδημα, from οἰδέω.
Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
  • Types 

  • Signs and symptoms 

  • Flash pulmonary edema 

  • Diagnosis 

  • Prevention 

  • Management