Pulmonary means lungs and edema means swelling. It is a condition which is caused by excess fluid accumulation. This fluid collects in the numerous air sacs in the lungs, which makes difficult to breathe. In most of the cases, heart problems are caused due to pulmonary edema. It develops suddenly, which is called as acute pulmonary edema, which 0020 is a medical emergency requiring immediate care. Although pulmonary edema can sometimes prove fatal, the outlook improves when you receive prompt treatment for pulmonary edema along with treatment for the underlying problem.
Symptoms of pulmonary edema may include: Coughing up blood or bloody froth, Difficulty breathing when lying down (orthopnea) ,Feeling of "air hunger" or "drowning" Grunting, gurgling, or wheezing sounds with breathing, Problems speaking in full sentences because of shortness of breath . Medicines that may be used for Pulmonary edema are Diuretics that remove excess fluid from the body, Medicines that strengthen the heart muscle, control the heartbeat, or relieve pressure on the heart.
In Canada, the analysis on Pulmonary edema got the result as the cohort consisted of 195 episodes of acute pulmonary edema, representing 65 episodes with severe aortic stenosis (N=65) and an equal number of matched episodes with moderate aortic stenosis (N=65) and no aortic stenosis (N=65). Nitroglycerin was administered intravenously only in 70% of cases, intravenously and sublingually in 25%, and sublingually only in the remaining 5%.