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Pulmonary edema definition:
Causes of Pulmonary edema: Imbalance of Starling Forces
Imbalance of Starling forces (change of fluid between intravascular & interstitial space)
Causes of Pulmonary edema:
Lymphatic insufficiency
Lymphatic insufficiency
Causes of Pulmonary edema:
Altered alveolar capillary membrane permeability (ARDS)
ARDS-non cardiogenic, respiratory response to systemic inflammatory response syndrome:
Causes of Pulmonary edema:
Unknown or incompletely understood
Goals in treating pulmonary edema:
Initial treatment of Pulmonary edema:
Postoperative care for Pulmonary edema:
In the post operative period
precipitating causes of heart failure should be avoided. This includes triggers
of myocardial ischemia such as
sympathetic stimulation, pain anemia,hypothermia, hypoxia and hypotension.