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Overview

Pulmonary edema is a condition in which the lungs fill with fluid. When this occurs, the body struggles to get enough oxygen. The most common cause of pulmonary edema is congestive heart failure. Heart failure is characterized by the heart n[read article]

Tests for Pulmonary Edema

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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart, allowing your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functionin...  More
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Pulse Oximetry
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Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Test
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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If you have heart failure it's important to follow a heart healthy diet. Join experts as they discuss recommended dietary restrictions necessary to keep your he...  More
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A computed tomography (CT) scan of your chest is a fast and noninvasive imaging test that takes multiple cross-section images of your heart, lungs, and chest wall. ...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
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Electrolyte Panel
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A creatinine blood test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. Creatinine is a waste product that forms when creatine breaks down. Creatine is a substance f...  More
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Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs responsible for filtering blood and waste. One method to determine just how well your kidneys are filtering is by measuring ...  More
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Pulmonary Artery Catheterization
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Pulmonary Edema

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Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.  More
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Mechanical Ventilation
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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping
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Prescribed Medications for Pulmonary Edema

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FUROSEMIDE (fyoor OH se mide) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high bloo...  More
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MORPHINE (MOR feen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain.  More
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