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Pulmonary Edema

Pulmonary Edema

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Published by: Rizzamwah Catague on Aug 09, 2012
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Pulmonary Edema
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is a diffuse extravascular accumulation of fluid in the pulmonary tissues and air sacs.-Excess water in the lungs
 
Etiologic Factors
 
Modifiable:
Drugs
Diet
Physicalactivities
Inhaled toxins
Trauma
Non-Modifiable:
 Age
 Aortic ValveDisease
Diabetes
CNS injury
 
Assessment:
 
Inspection
Dyspnea, coughing, cyanosis,orthopnea, frothy blood sputum,diaphoresis
Palpation
Barely perceptible pulse (Threadypulse), cold, clammy skin

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