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Pulmonary Edema (cont.)

Follow-up

Cardiogenic pulmonary edema is a chronic condition to be controlled and not necessarily cured. Controlling heart disease risk factors (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and smoking) decreasing salt intake, and taking prescribed medications will help minimize symptoms and future episodes of pulmonary edema.

Follow-up appointments may be recommended to monitor fluid, weight gain, and blood pressure measurements. A consultant for diet management may be helpful.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/30/2014

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