pulmonary edema

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pulmonary edema

[′pu̇l·mə‚ner·ē i′dē·mə]
(medicine)
An effusion of fluid into the alveoli and interstitial spaces of the lungs.
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Two pilot studies showed that early initiation of high-dose intravenous nitrates targeted to arterial blood pressure improved outcome in acute pulmonary oedema, a dramatic phenotype occurring in about 5% of acute heart failure patients.
Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to fish-, egg-, soya- peanut- proteins, corn/corn product or to any of the active substances or excipients; Severe hyperlipidemia; Severe hepatic impairment; Severe blood coagulation disorders; Congenital abnormalities of amino acid metabolism; Severe renal impairment without access to hemofiltration or dialysis; Uncontrolled hyperglycemia; Pathologically elevated serum levels of any of the included electrolytes; General contraindications to infusion therapy: acute pulmonary oedema, hyperhydration, and decompensated cardiac insufficiency; Unstable conditions (e.g.
Progression to eclampsia is associated with acute and fatal complications--placental abruption, liver rupture/ hematoma, neurologic complications like stroke and cortical blindness, disseminated intravascular coagulation, acute pulmonary oedema, cardiorespiratory arrest, acute renal failure.
In the context of patient with concurrent STEMI, intravenous hydration should be initiated judiciously as the patient may develop complications such as acute pulmonary oedema or congestive cardiac failure.
The Limerick man, who represented Ireland on 62 occasions and won 202 HERO Anthony Foley with Heineken Cup caps for Munster, was found dead in his hotel room after dying from acute pulmonary oedema caused by heart disease.
A delay in the diagnosis or treatment and its evolution can lead to hypoxaemia, acute pulmonary oedema, and eventually, death of the patient2.
Whilst the severity of hypoxia at presentation was probably exacerbated by acute pulmonary oedema, the ongoing hypoxia (despite successful diuresis), and consistently hyperdynamic circulation suggested the underlying pathology might be more complicated.
For patients with moderate to severe disease or for those with an episode of acute pulmonary oedema, definitive surgical treatment should be considered and they should be referred for evaluation.
Mitral regurgitation is the most frequent valve disease and in its severe form can cause hart failure symptoms like easy fatigue, dyspnoea in natural fatigue up to acute pulmonary oedema and predisposes the development of heart arrhythmias and strokes.
However, just after the delivery, she developed acute pulmonary oedema. She received intravenous frusemide and remained in the cardiac intensive care unit where she made good recovery and was transferred to the postnatal ward within 48 hours, prior to her hospital discharge on postnatal day 4.
Stephen died suddenly in Majorca almost three years ago from a build-up of fluid on his lungs known as acute pulmonary oedema.

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